Thursday July 1, 2021

By ANNA MARIE MATEESCU GRAND ADVENTURE   Also known as Luxembourg City (Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuerg, French: Luxembourg, German: Luxemburg), it is the capital city of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the country’s most populous commune. Luxembourg is a small European country standing at the confluence of the Alzette and Pétrusse Rivers in southern Luxembourg. The city lies at the heart of Western Europe, situated by a road from Brussels from Paris, and 209 km (130mi) from Cologne. The city contains Luxembourg Castle, established by the Franks in the Early Middle Ages, around which a settlement developed; a fortified medieval old town perched on sheer cliffs. Being situated in the heart of Europe, it is also bordered by Belgium, France and Germany. Luxembourg is connected to the far corners of Europe by an excellent network of highways. Notable destinations near Luxembourg are France, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. According to a 2018 study of the Ministry of National Education, 98% of the Luxembourg population speaks French, 80% speaks English, and 78% speaks German. Luxembourgish is used by 77% of the population. French is the main communication language, followed by Luxembourgish, German, English and Portuguese. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a landlocked country in Western Europe. The Grand Duchy has a population of 626.000 people (as of 2020), and its capital as well as largest city is Luxembourg-City. The economy of Luxembourg is largely dependent on the banking, steel, and industrial sectors. Luxembourgers enjoy the highest per capita gross domestic product in the world (CIA 2018 est.). Although Luxembourg in tourist literature is aptly called the “Green Heart of Europe”, its pastoral land coexists with a highly industrialized and export-intensive area. Luxembourg’s economy is quite similar to Germany’s. Luxembourg enjoys a degree of economic prosperity very rare...... Read more on Full Issue!

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