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Learn more about Luxembourg.
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
Population: 462,690 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Luxembourg
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An Introduction to 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 European Economic Community (later the European Union), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area.

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Map of Luxembourg ( Location ) : 49 45 N, 6 10 E, Western Europe, between France and Germany. For additional reports and educational information specific to Luxembourg, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Luxembourger Flag
Three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and light blue; similar to the flag of the Netherlands, which uses a darker blue and is shorter; design was based on the flag of France.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Luxembourg.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 1.28%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 75.31 yrs - Male
    • 82.07 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 355,400 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 285,000 (1998 est.)

Radios:
    • 285,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .lu

Did you know ... People from Luxembourg are called Luxembourgers
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook