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Capital : Luxembourg
Language :  Luxembourgish, French, German
Currency :  Euro
Population : 576 200
Area : 2 586 km2

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Luxembourg facts

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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. 22.2% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. Over 431,000 motor vehicles (766 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants) are registered in this country.

4. The national top-level domain is .lu . There are over 71,510 websites with this extension.

5. The most popular pages with the .lu extension are google.lu, lnx.lu and piraten.lu.

6. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is one of 12 monarchies in Europe.

7. In this country there are more than 2 899 km of paved roads including over 152 km of express roads (0.005% of all roads in the world).

8. The country has 2 airports, 1 of the paved surface.

9. In this country there are over 275 km of railway tracks.

10. Luxembourg has won the Eurovision Song Contest 5 times.

11. There are over 150 banks in Luxembourg.

12. Skype is based in Luxembourg.

13. Paypal, Rovi Corpration, Amazon and Rakuten have their European headquarters in Luxembourg.

14. Full name of the country – Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

15. Political system – constitutional monarchy.

16. The average temperature is 0 ° C in January and 17 ° C in July.


Geography in Luxembourg

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1. The lowest situated place in the country is the Moselle River – 133 m above sea level.

2. The country is 120 times smaller than Poland.

3. Luxembourg borders with such countries as Belgium 148 km, France 73 km, Germany 138 km.

4. Mosel is the longest river.

5. The highest peak is Kneiff – 560 m above sea level.

6. There are 1310 km2 of agricultural land in Luxembourg (51% of the country).

7. Troisvierges is the highest located city in the country.

8. 868 km2 of the country is covered by forests (33.6%)

81. The nearest capital in a straight line from Luxembourg is Brussels (Belgium) – 187 km.

82. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Luxembourg is Wellington (New Zealand) – 18738 km.


Finance in Luxembourg

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1. The minimum wage is EUR 1 922 per month and EUR 11.12 per hour (data from 2015).

2. The amount of income tax in Luxembourg is 28%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 48.78%, and for companies 26.01% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 17% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 1.46%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 66 013 000 000 (PLN 282 535 640 000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 62,400,000,000 (PLN 267,072 million).

7. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 year was 23.6% of GDP, which is about: $ 15 579 068 000 (PLN 66 678 411 040),
2018 year was 23% GDP, i.e. around: $ 14 352 000 000 (PLN 61 426 560 000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give around $ 25,494 (PLN 109,114).

8. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 3,331,000,000,000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 4 082 618 000 .

9. The economy of Luxembourg is based mainly on banking, insurance, steel industry and agriculture.

10. This country has 2018 over a year $904,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0067% of foreign currency reserves of all countries the world).

11. Luxembourg has 2,200 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Luxembourg

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1. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

2. Outside built-up areas, the permitted speed on the regular road is 90 km / h, and on fast-moving roads 130 km / h (110 km / h during rain).

3. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

4. Men and women can retire at the age of 65.

5. The average amount of the pension is EUR 3 827.

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 48.78%, and for companies 26.01% (2018).

7. The tax on goods and services is 17% (2018).

8. In this country, women can get married at the age of 16, and men aged 18.

9. In this country, you can buy cigarettes from 16 years of age.

10. The last death penalty was carried out in 1949.


Education in Luxembourg

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 100.

4. In this country, according to statistics, there are no people over 15 years of age who can not read or write.


Work in Luxembourg

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1. The minimum wage is EUR 1 922 per month and EUR 11.12 per hour (data from 2015).

2. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 5 300 €.

3. The amount of income tax in Luxembourg is 28%.

4. Men and women can retire at the age of 65.

5. The average amount of the pension is EUR 3 827.

6. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 5.5% .

7. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 48.78%, and for companies 26.01% (2018).

8. The country has the lowest unemployment rate in Europe of around 3%.

9. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Luxembourg

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1. The lowest situated place in the country is the Moselle River – 133 m above sea level.

2. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

3. RTL (Radio – Television – Luxembourg) – it is the largest television and radio company in Europe.

4. Mosel is the longest river.

5. The highest peak is Kneiff – 560 m above sea level.

6. Troisvierges is the highest located city in the country.

7. The lowest temperature: -24,6 °C was measured at Wiltz.

8. The highest temperature: 39.9 °C was measured in Remich.


Society in Luxembourg

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1. In Luxemburg, an average person consumes about 11.9 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. The most wine is drunk – 43%, then beer – 36%, and spirit – 21%.

3. In 2013, 45 people died as a result of road accidents.

4. Men and women can retire at the age of 65.

5. The average IQ level is 100.

6. 26% of adults living in this country are overweight.

7. Statistically, there are 1.5 phones per one person.

8. In this country, women having their first child on average 30.2 years old.

9. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.6 children.

10. In this country over 532 000 (2015) 572 242 (2018) people have access to the internet ( about 102% of the population).

11. Around 280,000 (2015) 320,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

12. It is estimated that 40% of the total population are immigrants, 15% have Portuguese origins.

13. The population density is 203 people / km2.

14. The main religion is Christianity, 86%.

15. Two Luxembourg citizens received the Nobel Prize.

16. The average age people living in this country is 39.2 years old.

17. The country is around:
95,000 people (16.93%) in the age range 0-14 years.
384,000 people (68.16%) in the age range 15-64 years.
83 900 people (14.91%) who are over 65 years old.

18. In this country, about 6,400 children are born each year (1.1% of the population), and about 4,100 people die (0.7% of the population).

19. 153 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

20. 92% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

21. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 77 cigarettes a month.

22. The average life expectancy in this country is 81.3 years (women – 83.7 years and men – 78.9 years).


Symbols of Luxembourg

1. The motto of the country – “We want to remain what we are.”


History of Luxembourg

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1. Left-hand traffic was in force until 1930.

2. Independence from the Netherlands was obtained on November 23, 1890.

3. In this country, women have the right to vote from 1919.

4. The country joined the UN on October 24, 1945.

5. Luxembourg is one of the 12 countries in the world that on April 4, 1949, after signing the North Atlantic Treaty, formed a political and military organization called NATO.


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What is the highest peak in Luxembourg?

The highest peak in Luxembourg is Kneiff (560 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Luxembourg?

The Moselle is the largest river in Luxembourg.

answer: Marta


Which Luxembourg has national colors?

National colors: red, white and light blue.

answer: Marta


What are Luxembourg’s borders with?

Luxembourg borders with countries such as Belgium 148 km, France 73 km, Germany 138 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 39.2 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is EUR 1 922 per month and EUR 11.12 per hour (data from 2015).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Luxembourg?

The population density is 218 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

The motto of the country – “We want to remain what we are.”

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 39.9 ° C was measured in Remich.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -24,6 ° C was measured at Wiltz.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 16.

answer: Marta