Luxembourg

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General Information

 

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg  

Location

Western Europe

Border countries

Belgium, France, and Germany

Area

2,586.4 km2

Population

 0.5 million

Capital

Luxembourg

Official language

Luxembourg is a trilingual country; German, Frenchand Luxembourgish are official languages.

Administrative division

It has two principal regions: the Oesling in the North as part of the Ardennes massif, and the Gutland("good country") in the south. Luxembourg is divided into 3 districts, which are further divided into 12 cantons and then 116 communes.

Political system

Constitutional monarchy

Grand Duke

Henri

Prime minister

Xavier Bettel

Parliament

Legislative power is vested in the Chamber of Deputies, a unicameral legislature of sixty members, who are directly elected to five-year terms from four constituencies. A second body, the Council of State (Conseil d'État), composed of twenty-one ordinary citizens appointed by the Grand Duke, advises the Chamber of Deputies in the drafting of legislation.

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Time

CET (UTC+1)

Calling code

352

Internet TLD

.lu

Electricity

220 V

Religion

87% Roman Catholic, 13% Protestants, Jews, Muslims

Ethnic groups

Luxembourger 63.1%, Portuguese 13.3%, French 4.5%, Italian 4.3%, German 2.3%, other EU 7.3%, other 5.2%.

International organisations

  • Luxembourg is a member of the European Union,
  • NATO;
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD);
  • The United Nations;
  • Benelux and others.

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