Luxembourg

Flag of Luxembourg

 

Luxembourg on World Map

Continent – Europe

Region – Western Europe, European Union, Eurozone

Size – 2,586 km²

Geography – gentle hills with steeper slopes in the south

Language – Luxembourgish, French, German

Religion – Roman Catholic 87%, Other and none 13%

Monetary Unit – Euro

     Natural Resources – iron ore, arable land

Agriculture – grapes, barley, oats, potatoes, wheat, fruits, dairy, livestock

Industry – banking, financial services, iron and steel, information technology, telecommunications, cargo transportation, food processing, chemicals, metal products, engineering, tyres, glass, aluminium, tourism, biotechnology, logistics

Map of Luxembourg

Neighbouring Countries – France, Germany, Belgium

Population –  520,672 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.12%

Average Life Expectancy – 80.01

Capital City – Luxembourg city (94,000)

Highest Mountain – Buurgplaatz (559m)

Longest River – Sauer (173km in Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg)

Climate – Continental – cool winters – -1°C to 12°C and warm summers 10°C to 24°C

Yearly Rainfall – 75 cm (approx)

Plant Life – pine, chestnut, spruce, oak, linden, elm, beech, fruit trees, grape, blueberry, genista, ferns

Animal Life – deer, roe deer, wild boar

Bird Life – grebe, cormorant, bittern, stork, Eurasian teal, black kite, swan, osprey

Fish Life – perch, carp, trout, pike, eel, bream

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Luxembourg. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/luxembourg.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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