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flag Luxembourg Luxembourg: Introduction

Capital: Luxembourg


Total Population: 543,202
Natural Increase: 2.3%
Density: 210 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 89.6%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Luxembourg (125,000); Esch-sur-Alzette (70,000); Pétange (20,000); Dudelange (18,000); Ettelbruck (17,000).
Official Language: Luxembourger.

French is used for written legislation. Moreover, French, Luxembourg and German are used as administrative and judicial languages. French is the common language of the Administration, especially in writing. Luxembourger is the most frequently used language in private life. Television in Luxembourg is in French but radio broadcasts in the three languages.

Other Languages Spoken: The majority of Luxembourgers also speak French, German and English.
Business Language(s): Luxembourger, English, French and German.
Religion: Catholicism is the most widespread religion (95%).

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Luxembourg

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 2,590 km²
Type of State: Grand Duchy. Parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member.
The highest per capita GDP in the world; finance is the dominant sector.
HDI*: 0.881/1
HDI (World Rank): 21/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Luxembourg, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Luxembourg, Dial +352
Internet Suffix: .lu
Computers: 62.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 51.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 92.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 24,51425,09229,31827,43126,965
Exports of Goods (million USD) 21,11419,74821,86619,44719,461
Imports of Services (million USD) 35,51837,30242,27842,16248,010
Exports of Services (million USD) 59,92463,03371,25771,73978,826

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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