The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a landlocked country located in Western Europe. Its capital Luxembourg City is amongst the four European Union official capitals including Brussels, Frankfurt and Strasbourg.
It also has headquarters of the highest judicial authority in EU called the Court of Justice of Europen Union.
The county recorded a population of 613,894 in 2019 and covers an area of 2,586 km2.
Some of the major towns in the country are Esch-sur-Alzette, Differdange, Dudelange, Ettelbruck and Diekirch.
Notre-Dame Cathedral and a portion of the fortress wall.
It attained full independence in 1867. It was occupied by Germany during the First World War until 1918.
It joined the League and Nations in 1920.
It entered into an economic union of Belgium in 1921. During the second world war, Germany reoccupied it but later left after their defeat in the war.
The culture of the country is influenced by French and German cultures.
The crops grown in the country are barley, oats, wheat, fruits, grapes and potatoes.
The popular dishes are dumplings, a pork dish, fish dish and Jamon.
The common wildlife animals found here are deer, roe deer and wild boar.
Annual events/ celebrations/ festivals
The common festivals conducted in the country are the National day for celebrating the Grand-Dukes birthday, Christmas, Labor Day, Easter Monday and Europe Day.
Things to see
There is the Vianden Castle, a large fortified castle in Vianden dated in the 10th century.
There is also the Grand Ducal Palace, which is the official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg where he conducts his official duties as the head of state.
National Museum of History and Art in Luxembourg City showcases the artefacts of the country’s history and is also another great place to visit.
The country’s official languages are Luxembourgish, French and Germany.
Majority of the population are Christians.