Fabien Antoine sent links to sources  and . On 2014-07-18 the Government Council ("Conseil de gouvernement") adopted a
bill abolishing the districts, leaving no institution intervening between the State and the communes; this would imply
that the cantons are also abolished.
NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics) is a European standard which assigns codes to regions at various levels
in each country. The NUTS code for Luxembourg is
LU followed by the appropriate number of zeros at levels 0-3.
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Luxembourg has been an independent country for the whole of the 20th century.
Other names of country:
- Danish: Luxembourg
- Dutch: Luxemburg, Groothertogdom Luxemburg (formal)
- English: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (formal)
- Finnish: Luxemburg
- French: Luxembourg, Grand-Duché m de Luxembourg m (formal)
- German: Luxemburg n, Großherzogtum n Luxemburg (formal)
- Icelandic: Lúxemborg
- Italian: Lussemburgo m
- Norwegian: Luxembourg, Luxemburg, Storhertugdřmmet Luxembourg (formal)
- Portuguese: Luxemburgo, Grăo-Ducado m do Luxemburgo m (formal)
- Russian: Великое Герцогство Люксембург (formal)
- Spanish: Luxemburgo, Gran Ducado m de Luxemburgo m (formal)
- Swedish: Luxemburg
- Turkish: Lüksemburg Grand Düşesliği (formal)
Origin of name:
Old High German Lützelburg: little fort
Luxembourg is divided into three districts.
- ISO: Codes from ISO 3166-2.
- FIPS: Codes from FIPS PUB 10-4.
- Population: 2011-01-01 census.
- Capitals: Capitals have the same names as their districts.
Luxembourg uses four-digit postal codes. They don't correlate well with district or canton boundaries. Note: postal codes
for addresses in Luxembourg can be identified by prefixing them with "L-".
See the Cantons of Luxembourg page.
The districts are subdivided into cantons (Kantone in German), which are further subdivided into municipalities (communes in
French, Gemeinden in German).
Origins of names:
- Diekirch: probably from Old High German diot: people, kirch: church (the people's church)
- Grevenmacher: from Latin maceria: enclosing wall, with the later addition of Luxemburgish Greven: count, i.e.,
the Count's Macher (by way of distinction from other towns named Macher)
- 1843-02-24: Luxembourg divided into three districts: Diekirch, Grevenmacher, and Luxembourg.
- 1857-05-30: Mersch district created by taking Mersch canton from Luxembourg district and Redange from Diekirch.
- 1867-05-04: Mersch district dissolved, with its cantons returning to their former districts.
- 1993-11-01: Under the Maastricht Treaty, the European Union replaced the European Communities, of which Luxembourg was a
Other names of subdivisions:
- Diekirch: Dikrech, Dikkrich (Luxemburgish)
- Grevenmacher: Gréivemaacher (Luxemburgish)
- Luxembourg: Lëtzebuerg (Luxemburgish); Luxemburg (German); Luxemburgo (Spanish)
Dates are census dates. Figures have been corrected to the present-day territories of districts.
Note: There is a disagreement between sources  and  concerning the results of the 2001 census. The table above follows
source . Source  shows the population of Diekirch as 67,454, and that of Luxembourg district as 320,137.
-  Résultats détaillés du recensement 2001 (http://statec.gouvernement.lu/html_fr/statistiques/RP2001_resultats_detailles.pdf,
dead link, retrieved 2004-02-10).
-  Bevölkerungsentwicklung pro Kanton und Distrikt von 1821 bis 2002. Ministry of the Interior
(http://www.etat.lu/MI/MAT/RegNord/Tab2.pdf, dead link, retrieved 2004-02-10).
-  Recueil de statistiques par commune 2003. Statec (http://www.statec.lu/recueil/pdf/recueil_internet.pdf, dead link,
-  "Le
ministre de l'Intérieur annonce la fin des districts" (The Interior minister announces the end
of the districts). Luxemburger Wort (online newspaper,
article in French) (retrieved 2014-10-06).
-  "La nouvelle carte du Luxembourg dévoilée"
(The new map of Luxembourg unveiled). L'essentiel (online newspaper, article in French) (retrieved 2014-12-15).