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Luxembourg Introduction

Luxembourg is one of Europe's oldest and smallest independent countries. It lies in northwestern Europe where Germany, France, and Belgium meet. It covers only 2,586 square kilometres.

For Luxembourg's total population, see the Facts in brief table with this article. Luxembourg has scenic areas of rolling hills and dense forests. The whitewashed houses of the country's small towns and villages cluster around medieval castles and churches.

Luxembourg is one of the world's most industrialized countries. Most of its industries are located in the southwest corner of the country.

A Short Background

Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839, but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867.

Overrun by Germany in both World Wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year.

In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community (later the European Union) and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area.

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Topography of Luxembourg - Read more about the geography and topography of Luxembourg

History of Luxembourg - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Luxembourg

Life & People of Luxembourg - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Luxembourg

Local Cuisine of Luxembourg - Find out delicious local cuisines of Luxembourg

Holidays in Luxembourg - Check out a list of the local holidays in Luxembourg

Festivals in Luxembourg - Learn about the festivals in Luxembourg

Embassies of Luxembourg - Provides an Embassy database for Luxembourg

Administration facts of Luxembourg - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Luxembourg

Newstands in Luxembourg - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Luxembourg

Attractions in Luxembourg - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Luxembourg

Maps of Luxembourg - Discover a detailed map of Luxembourg

Map Database of Luxembourg - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Luxembourg

Flags of Luxembourg - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Luxembourg. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Luxembourg - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Luxembourg

Shopping in Luxembourg - Find out the best places for shopping in Luxembourg

Restaurants in Luxembourg - Browse a list of eat-outs in Luxembourg

Geography of Luxembourg - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Luxembourg

People of Luxembourg - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Luxembourg

Government and Politics in Luxembourg - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Luxembourg.

Economy of Luxembourg - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Luxembourg

Communications in Luxembourg - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Luxembourg

Transportation in Luxembourg - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Luxembourg

Military of Luxembourg - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Luxembourg

Transnational Issues of Luxembourg - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Luxembourg


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