Quick Facts

  • Officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Overrun by Germany in both world wars, Luxembourg 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 members of the EEC (now EU), & in 1999 it joined the Euro currency area
  • Luxembourg is also a member of the United Nations
  • The city of Luxembourg, the largest city and capital, is the seat of several institutions and agencies in the EU
  • Climate: modified continental with mild winters, cool summers
  • Ethnic Groups: Luxembourger 63.1%, Portuguese 13.3%, French 4.5%, Italian 4.3%, German 2.3%, other 12.5%
  • Languages: Luxembourgish (national language) German and French (administrative languages)
  • Religions: Roman Catholic 87%, other (including Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 13%
  • Population:509,074
  • Literacy Rate: 100%
  • GDP per capita: $80,119
  • Current weather conditions –  www.weather.com
  • Tips for Travel in country – www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates –  www.xe.com

Government in Power

Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy

  • Grand Duke: Henri
  • Prime Minister: Jean-Claude Juncker

Healthcare Statistics

  • Life Expectancy: 79.75 years
  • Maternal mortality rate: 17 deaths/100,000 live births
  • Infant mortality rate: 4.29 deaths/1,000 live births
  • Physicians Density: 2.862/1,000 population
  • Population with HIV/AIDS: 0.3%
  • Risk of infectious disease: LOW
  • Infectious disease updates:  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

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