Guide to LUXEMBOURG
LUXEMBOURG which official name is Grand Duchy of Luxembourg or Luxembourg, is a country from Europe located at the Western Europe, between France and Germany. LUXEMBOURG with 359 km sq km, limits with: Belgium 148 km, France 73 km, Germany 138 km; and is divided in 3 district . LUXEMBOURG's capital is Luxembourg City which is the most populated city with about 76,684 inhabitants.
History of LUXEMBOURG
LUXEMBOURG's government is constitutional monarchy; a Constitutional monarchy with a Ceremonial government type, with Grand Duke Henri as head of state and Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as head of government.
Other symbols of LUXEMBOURG are Luxembourg motto " Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn (Luxembourgish, We wish to remain what we are) Luxembourg anthem "Ons Hémécht (Our Homeland) Luxembourg flag.Luxembourg flag is composed by three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and light blue; similar to the flag of the Netherlands, which uses a darker blue and is shorter; design was based on the flag of France .
LUXEMBOURG's history is quite long: 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.
LUXEMBOURG has an area of 2,586Km ,with a coastline of 0, this great area is composed by 2,586 sq km of land and 0 sq km of water. Luxembourg geography is known by it's mostly gently rolling uplands with broad, shallow valleys and uplands to slightly mountainous in the north and steep slope down to Moselle flood plain in the southeast .
Guide to travel to LUXEMBOURG
If you are thinking on traveling to LUXEMBOURG, you will have to take in consideration some points like LUXEMBOURG's currency, LUXEMBOURG's weather, LUXEMBOURG's national holiday and LUXEMBOURG's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. LUXEMBOURG`s currency is called euro ( €), which is divided in 100 cents. For your consideration, euro's exchange rate is about 0 per dolar.0.6347688642.
LUXEMBOURG's weather is characterized to be modified continental with mild winters, cool summers. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to LUXEMBOURG.
You can also consider to visit LUXEMBOURG on it's national holiday to get in LUXEMBOURG's culture. If you do so, LUXEMBOURG's national holiday is called National Day 23 June.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of LUXEMBOURG: Buurgplaatz 559 m. And try also to get to LUXEMBOURG's lowest point: Moselle River 133 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit LUXEMBOURG's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to LUXEMBOURG, with more than 2 airports and 2 airlines, you will get to LUXEMBOURG without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. LUXEMBOURG has about275 of railways, and also37 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
LUXEMBOURG is known by Luxembourgs as Grand Duche de Luxembourg or Luxembourg in the shortened way. Luxembourg, about 480,222 people, are composed by different ethnics: Celtic base (with French and German blend), Portuguese, Italian, Slavs (from Montenegro, Albania, and Kosovo) and European (guest and resident workers). And they also have different languages: Luxembourgish, French, German.
Another relevant point nowadays it's LUXEMBOURG's religion. Luxembourgs are divided in Roman Catholic 87%, other (includes Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 13% (2000). So you can visit any of it's1 like 0.
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