Last updated on March 17th, 2023 by Editorial Staff
Luxembourg is a landlocked country in Europe. The official name of Luxembourg is the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It shares borders with 3 countries: Belgium, France, and Germany. The people of Luxembourg are called Luxembourg. The country is situated in Western Europe, between France and Germany.
Etymology discusses where a term is considered to have originated from and how its meaning has changed over time. Etymology has been a factor in the naming of countries all across the world, and Luxembourg has also been influenced. The etymology of Luxembourg can be defined as; “Little castle”.
An ethnicity is a group or sub-group of people who are connected based on common characteristics which may include religion, origin, language, traditions, or culture. The ethnic groups in Luxembourg include Luxembourgers, Portuguese, French, and Germans.
Luxair is the national airline of Luxembourg. The national colors of the country are red, white, and light blue. The emoji flag of the country is 🇱🇺, and the ISO code is LUX.
Luxembourg is known for being the second-richest country in the world with Europe’s most powerful investment management center. The national dish of Luxembourg is Judd mat Gaardebounen. Cremant de Luxembourg, in addition to being a traditional beverage, is one of the country’s national drinks. The national instrument of Luxembourg is the Baritone saxophone (unofficial).
The country has the time zone UTC+1 (CET) followed by dd/mm/yyyy as the standard date format.
Luxembourg is divided into 12 cantons and 105 communes. Luxembourg City is Luxembourg’s largest city, while Luxembourg serves as the capital.
The literacy rate in Luxembourg is 100%.
The country’s total area is 2,586.4 km² (998.6 sq mi), and the total population is 625,978. The country’s average elevation is 325 m (1,066 ft), whereas the country’s terrain can be defined as; Mostly gently rolling uplands with broad, shallow valleys; uplands to slightly mountainous in the north; steep slope down to Moselle flood plain in the southeast. The country’s usual climate is modified continental with mild winters, and cool summers.
The Euro serves as the national unit of currency, and the Central Bank of Luxembourg is recognized as the country’s central bank. The domain for Luxembourg is .lu and the country code is +352. Lion is the country’s coat of arms.
Museums are known to educate and connect visitors with the nation’s history, culture, civilization, art, and architecture. The Luxembourg National Museum serves the same purpose and is considered one of the most significant tourist attractions. The Luxembourg National Museum is home to a large collection of artifacts. It has been designated as the national museum of the country.
The national dress of Luxembourg is men wearing blue smocks and dark trousers colorfully accented by the ribbons and pompoms they wear. 23 June is designated as National Day. In Luxembourg, the majority of the population practices Christianity as their religion.
Nature is a blessing from God and we must protect it because it provides us with the oxygen and food to survive. It also helps to keep our environment beautiful and clean. To emphasize the significance of nature, Luxembourg has selected a few forces of nature as national symbols. Luxembourg’s national bird is the Goldcrest, while its national animal is the Lion. The national flower is Rose, and the highest peak is Kneiff.
Mythical creatures can be found in the literature and mythologies of many different nations. They represent imaginative representations of various creatures, humans, or hybrids. They are known for their specific features, supernatural abilities, and distinctive appearance. The mythical creature of Luxembourg is Gnome.
Sports have always played an important role in developing the social and cultural structure of Luxembourg and other countries. When it comes to designating a sport as the official symbol, Football is considered the country’s national sport.
Poetry is a highly valued form of art, and many poets are considered significant national symbols of the country. The national poets of Luxembourg are Edmond de la Fontaine, Michel Rodange, and Michel Lentz.
Adolf Wilhelm August Karl Friedrich is the founder of Luxembourg. The country’s national anthem was written by Michel Lentz, and composed by Jean Antoine Zinnen.
The country’s national hero is John of Bohemia.
Due to their unique qualities and rich cultural or historical backgrounds, national monuments around the world are of great importance. Monument National de la Solidarité Luxembourgeoise is recognized as the national monument of the country. It attracts visitors from all around the world.
Numerous organizations are working on a global level to improve the current state of affairs and to collaborate in order to establish and maintain constructive partnerships. Luxembourg is a member of the European Union (EU), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), and United Nations (UN). Luxembourg collaborates with them to organize, analyze, and address various events and situations.
The tourism slogan of the country is “Live Your Unexpected Luxembourg” whereas, “Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn – “We wish to remain what we are” is the official motto of the country.
Xavier Bettel is the current Prime minister of Luxembourg.
Luxembourg has declared Luxembourgish as the country’s official language.
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|Official name(s)||Grand Duchy of Luxembourg|
|Alternative name(s)||Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (official, English)|
|Regional location||Western Europe, between France and Germany|
|Country name etymology||"Little castle"|
|Climate||Modified continental with mild winters, and cool summers|
|Terrain||Mostly gently rolling uplands with broad, shallow valleys; uplands to slightly mountainous in the north; steep slope down to Moselle flood plain in the southeast|
|National Day||23 Jun 1962|
|Ethnicity||Luxembourgers, Portuguese, French, and Germans|
|Head of government||Prime Minister|
|Driving side||Drive on the Right-hand side|
|Total area||2,586.4 km² (998.6 sq mi)|
|Average elevation||325 m (1,066 ft)|
|Coastline||0 km (landlocked)|
|Mains electricity||230 V|
|Emergency telephone numbers||Emergency Telephone Numbers|
The National animal of Luxembourg is Lion
The National flower of Luxembourg is Rose. Botanical name is Rosa.
The National bird of Luxembourg is Goldcrest
Words are but dwarfs, examples are giants. When girls whistle, the Holy Virgin cries. To the fiancé — milk; to the bride — butter; to the husband — cheese. Your wife and your wheelbarrow — lend them to no one. Truth is what women do not tell. In the eyes of its mother every turkey is a swan. A woman who likes to wash will find water.