THE ZOLLVEREIN IN THE 'FORTIES, 1842–1847
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A few years after Belgium became independent, Luxemburg was partitioned. The larger portion became a Belgian province, the smaller (which included the capital) retained its independence, its membership of the Germanic Confederation, its Federal fortress and its personal union with Holland. It had an area of 1000 square miles and a population of 175,000. It was mainly an agricultural region. The chief industry was the production of iron. Eleven furnaces were at work in 1842.