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Luxembourg is a North-Western European country. It is one of the world’s smallest countries, and it is bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. The city of Luxembourg is the capital and the country’s largest city.
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Key Facts & Information
- Luxembourg is a very small country in Western Europe. It is even smaller than the smallest U.S. state of Rhode Island. Its total land area is 2,590 Km2 (1,000 sq. miles), with an estimated population of 625,978 people as of 2020. It is considered to be one of the least populous European countries, but one with the highest population growth rate.
- Luxembourg is a European country with a rich history and culture.
- Despite its size, the country is wealthy, and its people enjoy a high standard of living.
- In 1994, the City of Luxembourg was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its ancient quarters and fortifications.
LAND AND PEOPLE
- In Luxembourg, the most notable mountain range is the Ardennes.
- The northern part of the country (Oesling) suffers from poor soil, while the southern portion (Gotland) has rich soil and a number of rivers.
- The southern two-thirds of Luxembourg is known as the Bon Pays, or Gutland. This area has a more diverse topography and an average 800-foot elevation.
- In the center of the Bon Pays, the valley of the northward-flowing Alzette River forms an axis around which the country’s economic life is organized. The city of Luxembourg lies along the Alzette, which joins the Sûre farther north.
- Wild boars and deer can be found alongside smaller mammals in the Luxembourg mountains. Also, during migration, a wide number of birds pass over this city.
- Luxembourg has a mild climate with considerable precipitation.
- Temperatures in the north vary a little bit more than in the south. In the city of Luxembourg, the mean temperatures range around 0.7 °C in January.
- Luxembourg citizens are known as Luxembourgers. Throughout the 20th century, the immigrant population increased due to the influx of immigrants from Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, and Portugal.
- The language spoken by the native inhabitants of Luxembourg is Luxembourgish, the national language. The languages of administration are German and French.
- The vast majority of the native people of Luxembourg are Roman Catholic, with a small number of Protestants (mainly Lutherans), Jews, and Muslims.
- Luxembourg is characterized as a “full democracy” with a constitutional monarchy in the lead of a parliamentary democracy.
- Executive power is exercised by the Grand Duke and the cabinet, who appoints the prime minister.
- Luxembourg is divided into three districts administratively. Those district are divided into 12 cantons and subdivided into 102 communes, or municipalities.
- The economy of Luxembourg is remarkable for its close connections with the rest of Europe, considering that Luxembourg itself is too small to create a self-sustaining internal market.
- Its wealth originally relied on the iron and steel industries. IT and electronic commerce also became important components of Luxembourg’s economy throughout the 21st century.
- Luxembourg’s agricultural resources are fairly modest. Most of the agriculture is mixed and involves both animal raising and gardening.
- The next most important products are wheat, barley, and other cereal grains, followed by root vegetables.
- Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg City. It was originally a Jesuit church, a good example of gothic architecture showing various Renaissance-inspired components and ornaments.
- Catholic tourists may want to consider attending Sunday evening mass at the cathedral.
- The Old Quarter. There is no better place to start exploring the beautiful city of Luxembourg than its historic Old Quarter. The ancient fortifications of the town made it one of the most important cities in Europe.
- Larochette. A picturesque old market town surrounded by woods in a narrow, rocky valley.
- Two old and partially restored castles dominate the area, as they stand on a crag high above the White Ernz valley.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Luxembourg across 20 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Luxembourg worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Luxembourg which is a North-Western European country. It is one of the world’s smallest countries, and it is bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. The city of Luxembourg is the capital and the country’s largest city.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Luxembourg Facts
- Biographical Info
- Did You Know?
- Words to Essay
- 12 Cantons
- Lux’s Transpo
- Give It A Try
- Is That True?
- Profile Page
- Richest Country
- Mr. & Mr.
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