- Luxembourg; 77,000
- 2,586 square kilometers (998 square miles)
- Luxembourgish, German, French
- Roman Catholic
- Life Expectancy:
- GDP per Capita:
- U.S. $48,900
- Literacy Percent:
Luxembourg Facts Flag
Luxembourg, a landlocked Western European country, has heavily forested hills in the north and open, rolling countryside in the south. It became a member of a customs union in 1948 that evolved into today's European Union. Although small in size, Luxembourg's central location, political stability, and multilingual population, along with tax incentives, have proved advantageous to it as a financial center. Foreign investment in light manufacturing and services has offset the decline in steel, once the nation's major industry.
- Industry: Banking, iron and steel, food processing, chemicals
- Agriculture: Barley, oats, potatoes, wheat; livestock products
- Exports: Machinery and equipment, steel products, chemicals, rubber products, glass
—Text From National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eighth Edition
Central Europe's new backcountry cycling routes show off the Old World's wild side.
A brilliant blur as it plucks a butterfly from the air, the European bee-eater leads a colorful life on three continents.
From intriguing ruins on the British Isles to towering Alpine palaces in full glory, these classic European structures are full of history and wonder.
Shop National Geographic