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Luxembourg

 

Luxembourg is a small country in size but one holds numerous attractions for visitors, workers and businesses alike. That is why it has more foreign residents than any other European Union country. Currently, almost half of the country’s population is made up of foreigners representing 160 different nationalities.  

It has become the world’s leading financial hubs with some of the biggest banks and investment firms based in the capital city. In recent years, information technology, e-commerce and tourism industries are also expanding. 

The southern portion of the country is fairly flat and very fertile known as Gutland. It is a comparatively more urbanized region, and houses most of the country’s population. The capital city, Luxembourg city is situated here and the oldest parts of the fortified city are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The northern region is known as Oesling, a mountainous area with dense forests, hills and many ridges. The hills are a part of the Ardennes plateau which extends into France and Belgium. The east is a centre for wine production while in the farthest southwest corner is an area rich in iron ore that has been supporting the country’s steel industry.

Luxembourg experiences a continental climate with mildly cool summers and some snowfall in winters. There are hardly ever any weather extremes however the average yearly rainfall is fairly high. The northern areas of the country have unstable weather patterns due to the affects of the Atlantic systems.

Fast Facts:

Capital:  Luxembourg

Area:  2,586 km² (999 sq. mi.).

Official languages:  French Language, Luxembourgish language, German Language

Currency:  Euro (EUR)

Government:  Constitutional monarchy,

Climate:  Continental

 

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