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Luxembourg

Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839 but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overrun by Germany in both world wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year. In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the EEC (later the EU), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area.

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Luxembourg Tourism Information…

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Luxembourg Tourism Information…

Here is a list of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.  
Ardennes Forest
 Bourscheid Bourscheid Castle
Echternach Benedictine Abbey
Esch-Sur-Sûre
Luxembourg City The Bock & City Casements
Grand Duke’s Palace
The Old Quarter
Palace Guillaume II
Walls of Corniche

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Luxembourg Country Information…

Capital:

Luxembourg City

Largest City:

Luxembourg City

Government:

Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy

Currency:

Euro (€)

Area:

total: 2,586 sq km land: 2,586 sq km (998.6 sq mi) – Ranked: 178th water: 0 sq km 

Climate:

Modified continental with mild winters, cool summers

Population:

582,291 (July 2016 est.) ranked 173rd

Language:

Luxembourgish (official administrative and judicial language and national language (spoken vernacular)) 88.8%, French (official administrative, judicial, and legislative language) 4.2%, Portuguese 2.3%, German (official administrative and judicial language) 1.1%, other 3.5% (2011 est.)

Ethnic Groups:

Luxembourger 54.1%, Portuguese 16.4%, French 7%, Italian 3.5%, Belgian 3.3%, German 2.3%, British 1.1%, other 12.3%
note: represents population by nationality (2015 est.)

Religion:

Roman Catholic 87%, other (includes Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 13% (2000

Electricity:

230V, 50Hz (European plug C, F )

Telephone Code:

+352

Local Emergency Phone Number:

112/ 113

Internet TLD:

.lu

Time Zone:

CET (UTC+1) / Summer CEST (UTC+2) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March, ends last Sunday in October

Road Driving Side:

Right

Anthem:

Ons Heemecht Our Homeland

Monarch:

Grand Duke Henri

Prime Minister:

Xavier Bettel

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Holidays and Observances in Luxembourg in 2020

Date NameType
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year’s DayNational holiday
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
Apr 10FridayGood FridayBank holiday
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayNational holiday
May 1FridayLabor Day / May DayNational holiday
May 9SaturdayEurope DayNational holiday
May 21ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday
May 31SundayWhit SundayObservance, Christian
Jun 1MondayWhit MondayNational holiday
Jun 20SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 23TuesdayNational DayNational holiday
Aug 15SaturdayAssumption of MaryNational holiday
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Nov 1SundayAll Saints’ DayNational holiday
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveHalf Day Bank holiday
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayNational holiday
Dec 26SaturdaySt Stephen’s DayNational holiday
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year’s EveObservance