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The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small, landlocked country in Western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium, France and Germany. The country has a population of half a million people within an area of 2,586 square kilometers. The capital and largest city is also called Luxembourg, or Luxembourg City.
Today Luxembourg is the only sovereign Grand Duchy. It has a modern, highly developed economy, and one of the highest Gross Domestic Product per capita in the world. The country is a founding member of the European Union, NATO and the United Nations. Its capital continues to be seat of several institutions and agencies of the European Union.
Luxembourg was founded in AD 963. it became a Grand Duchy in 1815. The kings of the Netherlands were also the Grand Duke of Luxembourg until 1890, when the Dutch throne passed to the daughter of King William III, Wilhelmina. At that time, there was an act in Luxembourg requiring the sovereign to be male, the title of Grand Duke of Luxembourg passed to a distant cousin, the Duke Adolphe of Nassau. The present Grand Duke of Luxembourg is Henri.
Esch-sur-Sûre, Luxembourg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Esch_sur_Sure_20091114_01.jpg.JPG Christian Ries
Fast Facts about Luxembourg
Official Name: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Capital: Luxembourg (78,000)
Population of Hungary: 452,000
Languages: Letzeburgish, German, French
Religions: Roman Catholic, others
Size: 2,585 sq km (998 sq miles)
Preparing Money for Luxembourg
The currency used in Luxembourg is the Euro (EUR).
Planning your visit to Luxembourg
Visitors from Schengen Area do not need a visa to enter Luxembourg, along with nationals of Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, and Venezuela.
The most practical way to reach Luxembourg is by train. Luxembourg is two hours from Paris and three hours from Brussels. You can also drive to Luxembourg using the A6 motorway from Brussels, A3 from Metz and A1 from Trier.
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