- 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.
Examples from the Web for arlon
And at Arlon she was in October 1436, as the town accounts of Orleans have proved.The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories
Its capital is Arlon, which lies near the borders of the grand-duchy.
About the middle of the month a pursuivant arrived at Arlon.
She took refuge at Arlon with her protectress, the Duchess of Luxembourg.
I found one from Arlon, stating that MacMahon's position was very good.Dr. Dumany's Wife
- 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)
Word Origin and History for arlon
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].