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a grand duchy surrounded by Germany, France, and Belgium. 999 sq. mi. (2585 sq. km).
a city in and the capital of this grand duchy.
a province in SE Belgium: formerly a part of the grand duchy of Luxembourg. 1706 sq. mi. (4420 sq. km).
Capital: Arlon.
Historical Examples

That of arlon, a rich town in the neighborhood, followed very closely.
A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot

And at arlon she was in October 1436, as the town accounts of Orleans have proved.
The Valet’s Tragedy and Other Stories Andrew Lang

arlon still showed the marks of having been a wealthy city, of fine buildings and a wide variety of shops.
Battery E in France Frederic R. Kilner

Its capital is arlon, which lies near the borders of the grand-duchy.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 2 Various

She took refuge at arlon with her protectress, the Duchess of Luxembourg.
The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) Anatole France

About the middle of the month a pursuivant arrived at arlon.
The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) Anatole France

I found one from arlon, stating that MacMahon’s position was very good.
Dr. Dumany’s Wife Mr Jkai

We marched and marched, sending patrols far ahead, until we arrived at arlon.
The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen

At arlon I climbed the steeple in accordance with the tactical principles which we had been taught in peace time.
The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen

Beyond these again were the detachment of Beaulieu near arlon, and another, 9000 strong, around Trier.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 2 Various

a town in SE Belgium, capital of Luxembourg province. Pop: 25 766 (2004 est)
a grand duchy in W Europe: it formed the Benelux customs union with the Belgium and the Netherlands in 1948 and was a founder member of the Common Market, now the European Union. Languages: French, German, and Luxemburgish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Luxembourg. Pop: 514 862 (2013 est). Area: 2586 sq km (999 sq miles)
the capital of Luxembourg, on the Alzette River: an industrial centre. Pop: 77 300 (2003 est)
a province in SE Belgium, in the Ardennes. Capital: Arlon. Pop: 254 120 (2004 est). Area: 4416 sq km (1705 sq miles)

European state, from Germanic lutilla “little” + burg “fort, castle.” Related: Luxembourgeois; Luxembourger. Hence also lushburg (mid-14c.), Middle English word for “a base coin made in imitation of the sterling or silver penny and imported from Luxemburg in the reign of Edward III” [OED].
Luxembourg [(luk-suhm-burg)]

Constitutional monarchy in northwestern Europe, bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Luxembourg City is its capital and largest city.

Note: Luxembourg has been a member of NATO since 1949.

Note: It was occupied by Germany during parts of World War I and World War II.

Note: Part of the Battle of the Bulge was fought in northern Luxembourg in the winter of 1944–1945.

Note: It is an international financial center and one of Europe’s oldest and smallest independent countries.


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