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Introduction

Capital: Luxembourg

Population

Total Population: 582,972
Natural Increase: 2.3%
Density: 225 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 90.4%
Population of main cities: Luxembourg (111,287); Esch-sur-Alzette (33,286); Differdange (24,304); Dudelange (19,734); Pétange (17,582); Sanem (15,415)
Ethnic Origins: About 63% Luxembourger, 13% Portuguese, 5% French, 4% Italian, 2% German, 8% other EU and 5% other
Official Language: Luxembourger.

French is used for written legislation. Moreover, French, Luxembourg and German are used as administrative and judicial languages. French is the common language of the Administration, especially in writing. Luxembourger is the most frequently used language in private life. Television in Luxembourg is in French but radio broadcasts in the three languages.

Other Languages Spoken: The majority of Luxembourgers also speak French, German and English.
Business Language(s): Luxembourger, English, French and German.
Religion: Catholicism is the most widespread religion (95%).
National Currency: Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 2,590 km²
Type of State: Grand Duchy. Parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member.
The highest per capita GDP in the world; finance is the dominant sector.
HDI*: 0.892/1
HDI (World Rank): 19/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from Luxembourg, dial 00
To call Luxembourg, dial +352
Internet Suffix: .lu
Computers: 62.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 51.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 92.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 27,54326,91626,70123,43121,657
Exports of Goods (million USD) 18,83318,44519,24317,29815,813
Imports of Services (million USD) 56,61567,38677,02971,99771,763
Exports of Services (million USD) 75,47388,52899,45595,11194,579

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017

 

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