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ID: 7003465
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Luxembourg (province)  Luxembourg (province)

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 005 30 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 5.5000  decimal degrees

Note: The province lies in Wallonie in southeast Belgium, has an area of 1,715 square miles and is drained by three tributaries of the Meuse River: the Ourthe, Semois, and Lesse Rivers. It is bounded by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the east, France to the south, and the provinces of Namur to the west and Li├Ęge to the north.75% of it lies within the Ardennes Plateau, and one-third of that is woodland. The remaining 25% constitutes the Belgian Lorraine. The province was once a part of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg but became part of Belgium in 1831. Its northern area was heavily damaged during the Second World War, particularly during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944-1945. Its historic structures include the ruined castle at Bouillon and the restored Cistercian Abbey of Orval near Florenville. Tourism is important in the area covered by the Ardennes forest, which has two nature reserves. Agricultural products include oats, rye, wheat, potatoes, tobacco, and livestock, while mining is mostly of iron and building stone. The 2003 estimated population was 251,100.

Names:
Luxembourg (preferred,C,V,French,U,N)
Letzeburg (C,V,German,U,N)
Province de Luxembourg (NA,V,French,U)
Luxembourg, Province de (NA,V,French,U)
Luxemburg (NA,V,Dutch,U)
Luxemburg, Provincie (NA,V,Dutch,U)
Provincie Luxemburg (NA,V,Dutch,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Belgium (nation)  ........  Belgium (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Wallonia (region (administrative division))  ............  Wallonia (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Luxembourg (province)  ................  Luxembourg (province) (P)

Place Types:
province (preferred, C)
second level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Letzeburg..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 15 September 2003
Luxembourg..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 117 (plate 61)
.......................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 697
Luxembourg, Province de..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Luxemburg..........  [VP]
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Luxemburg, Provincie..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Province de Luxembourg..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Provincie Luxemburg..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 15 September 2003
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1964436
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 117 (plate 61)
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 697
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 15 September 2003
..........  World Gazetteer [online] (1990-2006) accessed 15 September 2003

 

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