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Luxembourg - Facts and Information

Guest Author - Lisa Shea

Short Name: Luxembourg

Long Name: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Long Name (local): Grand Duche de Luxembourg

Member of European Union: Yes, 1957

International Dialing Code: +352

Capital City: Luxembourg

National Tourist Office: Luxembourg National Tourist Office

Foreign Embassies in Luxembourg: Australia | Canada | U.K. | U.S.

Embassies and Visa Information: In Australia | In Canada | In the U.K. | In the U.S.

Nationality: Noun - Luxembourger(s), Adjective - Luxembourg

Government Type: constitutional monarchy

Ethnic Groups: Celtic base (with French and German blend), Portuguese, Italian, Slavs (from Montenegro, Albania, and Kosovo) and European (guest and resident workers)

Religions: 87% Roman Catholic, 13% Protestants, Jews, and Muslims (2000)

Languages: Luxembourgish (national language), German (administrative language), French (administrative language)

Monetary Unit: 1 Euro = 100 cents

Area: 2,586 sq km - slightly smaller than Rhode Island

Climate: Modified continental with mild winters, cool summers

Population: 462,690 (July 2004 est.)

Sex Ratio: 0.97 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

Median Age: 38.3 years, male 37.4 years, female 39.3 years (2004 est.)

Life Expectancy: 78.58 years, male 75.31 years, female 82.07 years (2004 est.)

Population Growth Rate: 1.28% (2004 est.)

Net Migration Rate: 8.97 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Unemployment Rate: 3.6% (2003 est.)

Gross National Income: US$43,940 (2003, World Bank)

Export Commodities: Machinery and equipment, steel products, chemicals, rubber products, glass

Export Partners: Germany 23.3%, France 19%, Belgium 10.4%, UK 9.1%, Italy 6.8%, Spain 4.6%, Netherlands 4.3% (2003 est.)

Import Commodities: Minerals, metals, foodstuffs, quality consumer goods

Import Partners: Belgium 29%, Germany 22.9%, France 11.4%, China 10.9%, Netherlands 4.8% (2003 est.)

Natural Resources: Iron ore (no longer exploited), arable land

Public Television: RTL Radio Letzebuerg

Public Radio: RTL Radio Letzebuerg


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