Where is Luxembourg?

Located in Western Europe, Luxembourg has a 327.00 km border with Belgium (130 km), France (69 km) and Germany (128 km).The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Luxembourg is a European country covering 2,586.00 km2. This makes it the 28th smallest country in the world and slightly smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 49 45 N, 6 10 E and Luxembourg is the capital city.

The name Luxembourg comes from the Celtic "lucilem" and German "burg" to produce the meaning of "little castle".

Its ISO code is LU.

Geography

Luxembourg has a mean elevation of 325 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Moselle River which is 133m above sea level. Its highest elevation is Buurgplaatz which is 559m above tall.

It has a continental climate with mild winters and cool summers. Its terrain is mostly made up of gently rolling uplands with broad, shallow valleys and some mountains.

Population

Luxembourg has a population of 582,291 making it the 171st largest in the world. The majority of the population lives in the south.

Luxembourgish is the official language; French, Portuguese, and German are also widely spoken. The major ethnic groups identified are Luxembourger, Portuguese, and French. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 352.

Government

Luxembourg is an independent country. It gained independence from the Netherlands in 1839. Its constitution was last ratified in 1868.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Luxembourg's GDP is $58,740,000,000.00 (USD) with $102,000.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 106th largest economy and its citizens the 4th richest in the world. The currency of Luxembourg is the Euro (EUR).

Its major export partners are Germany, Belgium, and France. Its main exports are machinery and equipment, steel products, and chemicals. Its major import partners are Belgium, Germany, and China. Its major imports include commercial aircraft, minerals, chemicals, and metals.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017