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Luxembourg Country Information

The country of Luxembourg is located in the western part of the Europe and is called to be a landlocked country. It has no sea boundaries, but it has been bordered by Belgium, France and Germany with a population of over half a million in an area of 2,586 square kilometers (999 sq mi). This country follows a democratic parliament with a constitutional monarchy ruled by a grand duke. As per the Gross Domestic Product per capita, the economic position is high according to the IMF and WB. The history of this country goes back to highlight the sites of Roman era fortress site and Frankish count's castle site in the Early Middle Ages. The Luxembourg is the capital city of Luxembourg and is one of the largest cities and also the founding member of the European Union, NATO, OECD, the United Nations, Benelux and the Western European Union. The capital city is situated between the Roman Europe and Germanic Europe and shares their cultures and traditions from each and follows three (trilingual) languages German, French and Luxembourgish and follows the religion of Roman Catholic with a secular state.

Luxembourg Recreation, Culture and Attractions

The culture and tradition of this country is more over similar to that of European nation and follow the system of trilingual Luxembourgish, German and French. Basically it's a rural country with the traditions of folk. There are some popular museums found in the capital city and they are the National Museum of History and Art (MNHA), the History Museum of the City of Luxembourg, and the new Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (Mudam). There is a permanent exhibition which has been housed in Clervaux and displays the arts and paintings of the international and popular artists and painters Joseph Kutter and Michel Majerus as well as the photographer Edward Steichen and these has been displayed on UNESCO's Memory of the World register and the Hollywood star Loretta Young was from this beautiful country. Luxembourg has been the first country to get the honor of becoming twice the European Capital of Culture and has approximately 130 castles which have been one of the tourist attractions. Among them were the Vianden and Clervaux with its castle of the De Lannoi family, forebears of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Echternach, an ancient religious center and an American Military Cemetery near the capital city where 500 American soldiers has been buried during World War II. The cemetery was found in 1944 on December 29th by the Quartermaster Company of the U.S. Foreigners. Only passport is required to visit the country without a visa. There were about 807,000 visitors in 2000 and country had about 7,708 hotel rooms.

The Chateau of the Counts of Luxembourg, Luxembourg City:

It has been built in 963 and destroyed in 1459 by fire and has been built in the military designs used for the defensive purpose and is also useful for the Archaeological research and is helpful in retracing out history of the castle.

The Casemates, Luxembourg City:

During the Spanish reign underground tunnels were built in 1644 and there is a gallery which is 23 kilometers long was modified and expanded forty years later by Vauban, a French military engineer and builder.

Tour of the Valley of the Seven Castles:

The original name of this valley is Valley of the Eisch River and is situated in the north-west of Luxembourg City with a small triangular area

The Grand Ducal Palace, Luxembourg City:

It has been built in the year 1572 and 1574 in a style of Spanish Renaissance but later on it was constructed in 1890 into a Grand Ducal Palace by the State Architect Charles Arendt and by Brussels architect Bordian. The tourists from 15th July to 2 September can have the view of this beautiful palace

The Petrusse Express:

It's an open air special tourist train called the 'Petrusse Express' and it travels from the under ground of the Pont Adolphe viaduct and provides frequent tours from the Petrusse Valley and you can view the stunning military designed constructions.

The Moselle Valley:

This valley is covered in both sides by the vineyards and the tourist can view the preparations of their sparkling wines.

The Market at Place Guillaume, Luxembourg City:

It's a weekly fair available on Wednesdays and Saturdays with the colorful flowers, fruits and vegetables and to enter this market you need to sharpen the bargaining skills.

The US Military Cemetery:

It's a burial place which is located 5 kilometers away from east of Luxembourg City. About 5,076 of the 10,000 American troops were participated in the Second World War and around 101 graves of unknown soldiers and 22 pairs of buried beside each other without the difference of the rank, religion, race, or place of origin with the exception of the grave of General George Patton.

National Museum of Art and History, Luxembourg City:

In this national museum there are interesting archaeological, geological, and historical displays as well as the Collection of art works by 15th to 18th-century by the Low Countries artists such as Rubens.

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg City:

This cathedral has been built in 1613 and 1621 and every year on the fifth Sunday of the Easter thousands of people come together to worship Holy virgin to get her blessings and later on a procession take place caring the statue from the cathedral to the streets with the altar decorated with the flowers.

Luxembourg Country Demographics

Luxembourg total population - 448,569
Luxembourg male population - 220,484
Luxembourg female population - 228,085
Luxembourg archdiocese population - 380,000
Luxembourg Protestant population - 15,000
Luxembourg Jews population - 1,200
Luxembourg Muslims population - 12,000

Luxembourg School Information

The education system of Luxembourg maintains a system of compulsory education for eleven years, two years of preprimary education and six years of primary education and three years of secondary education. There is no fee for the public education. The expenditure for education has been treated as the important aspect in the state budget. Municipalities take care of the text books and the equipments and according to the act of 14th July 1986, transport has been made free and financial support and scholarships are provided for the students depending on their parent's income and academic record. The private school has been managed by the Catholics under the Ministry of education and they are free to select their director and staff to determine their fee structure. It's a multilingual nation with three official languages French, German, and Letzeburgesch (Luxemburgish). The education fund has to be divided between the municipal governments and the national government. The Service de Coordination de la Recherche et de l'Innovation Pedagogiques et Technologiques (SCRIPT) and The Centre de Psychologie et d'Orientation Scolaires (CPOS) are responsible to provide the information about the education system and choosing of the career after their secondary level of education along with the financial assistance. There are three public sectors, Centre de Recherche Publics (CRP): Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg for literature, history, natural sciences, mathematics and physics and the CRP "Henri Tudor," Institut Superieur de Technologie for automation in industrial production and the CRP Sante (Health), Laboratoire National de Sante for health research. The other Additional departments within the Ministry of Education is comprised of the Administrative Organization and Staff, Preschool Education and Primary Education, Secondary Education, Technical Secondary Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education, Adult Training, Special Education, Statistics, Publications, Budget, School Buildings, School Sports, the Department of European and International Affairs and the Eurydice Information Unit and Scientific research.

Luxembourg Country Symbols

Luxembourg state Flag
Luxembourg state Flag
Luxembourg state Bird
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Luxembourg state Animal
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Luxembourg state Motto
Luxembourg state Motto
Mir welle bleiwe wat mir sinn
Luxembourg state Anthem
Luxembourg state Anthem
Ons Hemecht
Luxembourg state Flower
Luxembourg state Flower

Luxembourg Country History

The history of the country is joined with its neighboring countries. The history of Luxembourg is considered to begin in 963. After Burgundian rule, Luxembourg went into the hands of the Habsburgs in 1477. After a long eight years of war it became the part of the Southern Netherlands. After it has been occupied by the Revolutionary France in 1815 the treaty of Paris has been modified and the Luxembourg went into the hands of Grand Duchy in personal union with the Netherlands and the treaties were reduced the territories and increased the freedom spirit and was confirmed in 1867 by the Luxembourg Crisis. As the time moved on, the country again fell into the hands of Germany from 1914 till 1918 and created a separate ruling house in 1890. As the Second World War started, Luxembourg became one of the world's richest countries lifted by a flourished and prosperous financial service along with the European integration.

Luxembourg Country Tourist Information

It's a country with an interesting history with many castles, and many more attractions and the country is snuggled between Belgium, France and Germany with a sovereign state. Chateau de Vianden has been built during 11th and 14th centuries and was one of the most biggest and posh looking residences of the Romanesque and Gothic periods. The Casemates du Bock is once used as underground tunnels for the people of the Luxembourg for the defensive purpose during the Second World War so the tourists has to be prepared for the slippery surfaces with steep and narrow stair cases. Pont Adolphe is another attraction and is an arched bridge which is constructed during the beginning of the nineteenth century and later on it became a symbol of independence of the country and now it being the famous attractions of the country. Vianden chairlift is a chair lift where the passengers can enjoy up and down rides of about 14,000 feet and also can enjoy a breath taking view of the town, castles and the river. St. Michael's Church is another attraction which has been constructed in the late seventieth century with infinite number of archeological styles which constitutes Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque. Dent Creuse is an old castle which was constructed in 965 AD and is also called as a "Hollow Tooth" and the main highlights of the castle are the bird eye views of the towns below and the surrounding plateaus. Palais Grand Ducal is the palace of the Grand Dukes which stands as a pride in the heart of the city and has been built in the 16th century and now it has been made the official residence of the Grand Dukes. Cathedral Notre-Dame is situated in the capital city and has been built in seventeenth century and is the example for the Renaissance architecture. Muller Hal rock formations are the stunning sandstone rock formations which display winding creeks, lakes, waterfalls and lush forests and are called as "Little Switzerland" or the Muller Hal and is popular sight while you travel in a train. Whit Tuesday is celebrated every year during the Easter time and every year thousands of pilgrims come from all over the world to enjoy the Roman Catholic dancing procession in remembering the saint of Luxembourg.

Luxembourg Country Transportation

Luxembourg has a well organized transport system and very recently a 147km of motorways has been built connecting the capital city to adjacent countries and there is an awaited arrival of the high speed of TGV link to Paris which led to the reconstruction of the city's railway station and a new passenger terminal at Luxembourg Airport has been opened up recently and there are even plans to introduce trams in the capital city. The road network is significantly modified in recent years and forms a border between River Moselle and Germany. The rail lines have been organized by the Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL), Luxembourg's railways which forms the back bone of the transport system. The total length of the standard gauge track is 274 km and there are some regular services from Luxembourg City to Ettelbruck, Esch-sur-Alzette, Wasserbillig and Kleinbettingen. The speed limit is normally around 130km/h during the rainy seasons. The bus services have been controlled by the RGTR (Regime general des transports routiers) under the Ministry of Transport. The capital city is provided by 163 buses and around 28 million passengers travel every year and there are 25 regular bus routes and some additional bus services will be provided during the nights. Mertert near Grevenmacher on the Moselle is the only two commercial ports which covers a total length of 1.6km and connects the river, road and rail transport which will be useful for the transport of the coal, steel, oil, agricultural goods and materials of constructions. Luxair is the Luxembourg's international airline and Cargolux is cargo-only airline which has been operated of the air port. It has been ranked in 2008 as Europe's 5th largest and the world's 23rd by cargo tonnage. Other airlines operating flights to and from Luxembourg include British Airways, KLM, SAS, Swiss European Air Lines, TAP Portugal, and VLM Airlines.

Luxembourg Taxes

Luxembourg final tax - 10%
Luxembourg Income tax bands - 38%
Luxembourg indexation of all existing tax brackets - 6%
Luxembourg personal income tax - 9%
Luxembourg tax on Dividends via a withholding tax - 20%
Luxembourg Sickness insurance tax from employee and employer - 2.95%
Luxembourg Pension insurance tax each from employee and employer - 8%
Luxembourg Accident insurance tax for the employee - 1% and 6%
Luxembourg Accident insurance tax for the employer - 0.4% and 6%
Luxembourg tax to finance the newly created mutual insurance institution - 0.4% and 2.22%
Luxembourg Unemployment solidarity tax for individuals - 2.5%
Luxembourg Unemployment solidarity tax for companies - 4%
Luxembourg rate of net worth tax of the final net asset value - 0.5%

Luxembourg Universities

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg - 4750 Students

Luxembourg Religions

Luxembourg Roman Catholics Population is 87%
Luxembourg Protestants Population is 3.2%
Luxembourg Islam Population is 2.2%
Luxembourg Balkan Muslims Population is 60%
Luxembourg Arab and other Muslim Population is 20%
Luxembourg Subsaharan Muslims Population is 5%
Luxembourg Europeans Population is 15%
Luxembourg Christian Population is 92%
Luxembourg Muslim Population is 2%
Luxembourg Buddhist Population is 0.5%
Luxembourg Hindu Population is 0.1%
Luxembourg Others Population is 0.4%
Luxembourg Non-religious Population is 28%
Luxembourg Jews Population is 0.2%

Luxembourg Districts

Diekirch, Luxembourg - Population 71,268
Grevenmacher, Luxembourg - Population 53,842
Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Population 329,422

Luxembourg Country Government

The country maintains a democratic parliament which has been headed by a constitutional monarch. The power of executive is functioned by the Grand Duke and the cabinet which is comprised of several other ministers. The legislature can be dissolved by the power of the governor and can regain a new state as far as the Grand Duke has judicial approval but from 1919 the sovereignty has been vested with the Supreme Court. The Legislative power has been fixed in the Chamber of Deputies, a unicameral legislature of sixty members who are directly elected by the four constituencies for five year term. The Council of State being the second body comprised of twenty-one ordinary citizens appointed by the Grand Duke along with the advises of the Chamber of Deputies. The capital Luxembourg is divided into 3 districts Diekirch, Grevenmacher and Luxembourg and further divided into 12 cantons then into 116 communes. The grand duke has three lower tribunals and the Superior Court of Justice is comprised of Court of Appeal and the Court of Cassation and also there is an Administrative Tribunal and an Administrative Court which are situated in the capital city of Luxembourg.

Luxembourg Country Economy

As of 2010-2011 Luxembourg economy rank was 2nd in the earth and GDP Was $80,119 at PPP. Luxembourg economy is based on steel industry, banking and manufacturing. Steel is main income source for Luxembourg. Luxembourg is a member in Europe Union with trading. Main out sources of Luxembourg are banking, financial, iron, steel, telecommunications, food stuffs, chemicals, metals, engineering, tires, glass and aluminum. Grapes, oats, potatoes, wheat and livestock products these are the main farming outputs of Luxembourg. The major exported items of Luxembourg are machineries, steel, chemicals, rubber and glass and imported items are minerals, metals and food processing.

Luxembourg Country Parks

Upper-Sûre Nature Park:

It is located in the southwest of the capital city and is surrounded by the Upper-Sure lake and river and came into the official existence in 1996. A dam has been built to restore the drinking water in 1961. Windsurfing and sailing to swimming and canoeing, horse-riding, walking and cycling tracks has been enjoyed at this place.

Cycling in the Upper-Sûre:

It comprises of two principal cycling tracks, the southern part of it is a pass through the Eschette's forest to the destroyed Schorels fortress and the other part at the west side of pleasant plateau of Koetschette and possess a slate prey museum. There is another cycle track by the Winseler tea factory and herb garden too. There are even mountain bikes that can be provided for rent for researching the 15 hectares of land which has been encircled by the countryside as well as the typical Ardennes villages of Bavigne, Liefrange and Nothum.

Water activities Park:

The Upper-Sûre lake is being the central point for the water games in this park and there is a plenty of space for all and the quality of water being best and the near by villages Insenborn and Lultzhausen being the ideal for water sports. From Baschleiden, a religious walking path has been made towards the Catholic area, surveying churches, art treasures and hermitages. For the children and the youth there are wool machines and candle factory and pottery works at Lueresmillen and the Thillenvogtei open-air museum.

Our Valley Nature Park:

Our river is located between the borders of Luxembourg and Germany. This valley passes from Bastendorf up to the lakes of Weiswampach and surrounds the Blees and Cleve rivers.

Equestrian activities:

The horse back riding lovers can have an excellent exploration experiences and you can even find many riding schools at this place. The villages of Lieler and Kilburn and the valleys of both the Upper-Our and the Cleve has been treated as an ideal place for horse riders.

Cycling in the valley:

There are two cycling tracks that are been opened up at the country side.

Skiing in the valley:

The villages of Hosingen, Weiswampach and Asselborn has been popular for the cross-country skiing, each of which has its own trails with a height of 440m, Asselborn's trail length is 4km, where as the Hosingen and Weiswampach has an altitudes of 500 and 520m.