Top Ten Luxembourg Attractions

Top Ten Luxembourg Attractions

       Luxembourg is a landlocked country in western Europe, bordered by Belgium, France and Germany. It has two principal regions: the Oesling in the North as part of the Ardennes massif, and the Gutland (“good country”) in the south. Luxembourg has a population of over 500,000 people in an area of approximately 2,586 square km (998 sq mi). A representative democracy with a constitutional monarch, it is ruled by a grand duke. It is now the world’s only remaining sovereign grand duchy. The country has a highly developed economy, with the world’s highest GDP (nominal) per capita according to the IMF. Its historic and strategic importance dates back to its founding as a Roman era fortress site and Frankish count’s castle site in the Early Middle Ages. It was an important bastion along the Spanish Road when Spain was the principal European power influencing the whole western hemisphere and beyond in the 16th–17th centuries. The city of Luxembourg, the largest and capital city, is the seat of several institutions and agencies of the EU. Luxembourg culture is a mix of Romance Europe and Germanic Europe, borrowing customs from each of the distinct traditions. Luxembourg is a trilingual country; German, French and Luxembourgish are official languages. Although a secular state, Luxembourg is predominantly Roman Catholic.

  1. Luxembourg City

           The city of Luxembourg, also known as Luxembourg City, is a commune with city status, and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is located at the confluence of the Alzette and Pétrusse Rivers in southern Luxembourg. The city contains the historic Luxembourg Castle, established by the Franks in the Early Middle Ages, around which a settlement developed. Luxembourg City lies at the heart of Western Europe, situated 213 km (132 mi) by road from Brussels, 372 km (231 mi) from Paris, 209 km (130 mi) from Cologne, and 65 km (40 mi) from Metz in northeast France. In 2009, Luxembourg was ranked as having the 3rd highest GDP – per capita at $79,600 (US Dollars) with the city having developed into a banking and administrative center. It is a seat of several institutions of the European Union, including the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Auditors and the European Investment Bank.
    Links: Cities, Top Ten European Cities, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxembourg_City,
  2. Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxembourg,

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