Luxembourg is a country in western Europe and is surrounded by Germany, France, and Belgium. This small country encompasses an area of 2,586 square kilometers and has a population of just over 500,000 people. It was initially founded as a Roman era fortress site and is currently the last remaining sovereign Grand Duchy in the world.
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The capital of Luxembourg
The country has more Michelin-starred restaurants per square kilometer of land than any other country. The cuisine is heavily influenced by the nearby countries of France and Germany. Most of the native dishes that are consumed as traditional daily fare stem from Luxembourgian peasantry, similar to German cuisine with a marked contrast to the more sophisticated French fare.
Luxembourg has the highest GDP per capita in the world and is ranked fourth in the quality-of-life index. The stable, high-income economy was fueled by the steel industry until the 1960s. Most of the economic output is now driven by the financial sector as the country is an important private banking center in the Eurozone.
Students in Luxembourg are taught three languages, German, French, and Luxembourgish, before graduating from secondary school. French is the official written language and is used by authorities and businesses in Luxembourg. However, Luxembourgish and German are commonly spoken instead of French.
The petrol station that sells the most fuel in the world, the Aire de Berchem, is in Luxembourg and is located on the A3 motorway between the city of Luxembourg and France. The price of petrol is fixed by government decree and is the same at every petrol station in the country regardless of the owner or size.
Luxembourg is a secular state and doesn't collect statistics on the religious beliefs of the citizens. However, the government makes contributions towards the wages and operating costs for officially mandated religions. The most notable religious building in the country is the Notre-Dame Cathedral located in Luxembourg city.
The currency of Luxembourg
is the Euro(EUR)
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Luxembourg belongs to the European continent
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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Luxembourg
49 45 N, 6 10 E
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11.84 / 1000 population
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