Ten fun facts about Luxembourg


Fact 1
Luxembourg is officially known as The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with a unicameral parliamentary system. It is the most economically developed country and has the world’s highest GDP.

Fact 2
In terms of size, this country ranks as one of the smallest in the whole of Europe. With a total area of 2,586 square kilometers, Luxembourg is ranks in at 170th place out of 194 independent countries in the whole world.

Fact 3
The climate of Luxembourg is modified continental with mild winters and cool summers.


Fact 4
The capital and largest city of the country is Luxembourg City.

Fact 5
The entire city of Luxembourg is included in the UNESCO World Heritage sites due to the historical importance of its fortification.

Fact 6
The mother tongue for the people is Luxembourgish which is a Franconian language of the Moselle region. The other languages spoken are French and German.

Fact 7
Luxembourg gained independence on November 23, 1890. The official currency is the Euro.

Fact 8
Nearly 15% of the population of Luxembourg is immigrants mostly of Portuguese and German origins.

Fact 9
The whole country is demarcated into two regions. The northern part is called the Oesling and the southern part is called the Gutland.

Fact 10
The economic structure of Luxembourg is mainly based on banking, insurance and the steel industry. Agriculture and wine production is also important.One of the main sources of income comes from agriculture. Barley, grapes, potatoes, oats, wheat and other livestock produce are grown and reared in large numbers


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Short about Luxembourg
Is a small landlocked country located in Western Europe bordered by Germany, France and Belgium.


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Population
549,700

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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