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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

1. Independence from the Netherlands was obtained on November 23, 1890.
2. The population density is 203 people / km2.
3. The country is 120 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Christianity, 86%.
5. Mosel is the longest river.
6. Full name of the country – Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
7. Political system – constitutional monarchy.
8. The motto of the country – “We want to remain what we are.”
9. The highest peak is Kneiff – 560 m above sea level.
10. The average temperature is in January 0 °C, in July 17 °C.
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11. RTL (Radio – Television – Luxembourg) – it is the largest television and radio company in Europe.

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

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13. Luxembourg won the Eurovision Song Contest 5 times.

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

15. There are over 150 banks in Luxembourg.

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

17. Skype is based in Luxembourg.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 5.5% .

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

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

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

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

30. The average IQ level is 100.

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31. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

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

33. 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).

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

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

36. 22.2% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

37. In this country, over 431,000 motor vehicles are registered (766 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

38. In this country there are over 2,899 km of paved roads, including over 152 km of expressways (0.005% of all roads in the world).

39. In this country there are 2 airports, 1 with paved surface.

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

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

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

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43. The national top-level domain is .lu . There are over 71 510 websites with such an extension.

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

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45. 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).

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46. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $66 013 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $62 400 000 000 .

47. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 23.6% GDP, or around: $15 579 068 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 23% GDP, or around: $14 352 000 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about $25,494.

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

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49. 26% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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

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

Author: Reebeka

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

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

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

Author: medi

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

Author: Wilga

56. Two Luxembourg citizens received the Nobel Prize.

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

Author: Klemens

58. 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.

Author: Weteran

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

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

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61. 10 women give birth to 16 children on average

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

63. 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.

Author: Sara19

64. 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).

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

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

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

68. 153 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

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

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

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

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

73. The work week is 40 hours.

74. 92% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

75. 868 km2 of the country is covered by forests (33.6%)

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

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

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

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

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

Author: Vinamra

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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.

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What is the largest lake in Luxembourg?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Luxembourg has national colors?
National colors: red, white and light blue.

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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
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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