Luxembourg is one of the
founding members of the European Union.
Prime Minister Joseph Bech signed the Treaties of Rome for Luxembourg in
nationalities live together in Luxembourg.
The country has a total population of
Festivals and traditions
National Day is on
The Grand Duke's birthday is celebrated on that day.
Until 1962, it used to take place on the birthday of Grand Duchess Charlotte on
but the date was changed due to the weather conditions.
Luxembourg was founded in
by Count Siegfried.
The formal independence
only goes back to
The Grand Duke
H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri
is the head of state since
He is the
6th head of state
since the independence of Luxembourg in 1839.
Legislative elections by universal suffrage are held every
On this occasion, the population elects another Parliament composed of
representing their interests.
Luxembourg was the
2nd country in the world
defining a legal framework for
was revealed in
of its GNI
to development cooperation.
Luxembourg's development cooperation is the
2nd most generous contributor
in the world.
Luxembourg City's fortress and old city were classified UNESCO World Heritage in
In 2003, the photographic exhibition
The family of man
became World Document Heritage.
In 2010, the
Echternach Hopping Procession
was included on the list of the Immaterial Cultural Heritage.
of luxembourgish pupils are registered
In public schools.
School careers are made up of
including 8 in preschool and primary school, and 7 in secondary school.
Luxembourg is made up of
geographical regions: the Éislek in the north and the Guttland in the south.
Fancy visiting the country?
5 tourist regions
await you, and each of them is worth your while.
The short animated film Mr Hublot was awarded the
for the best animated short film in
Languages in the context of education
Luxembourgish pupils learn at least
during their schooling.
Furthermore the pupils can
choose between 3 other languages
which they can add.
of residents speak Luxembourgish.
of the population speaks more than one language.
of the population.
from 170 different nationalities.
High Performance Computing
The superannuation calculators
performs 10 petaflops
a second, i.e. 10 million billion operations.
It is part of the Euro HPC network that is composed of
european superannuation calculators.
Luxembourg's border is
3 neighbouring countries:
Belgium, Germany and France.
Luxembourg is ranked
best in the world for green finance.
The Luxembourg Green Exchange is the
stock exchange in the world that is reserved to green bonds.
beautiful nature parks
await you in Luxembourg.
Together, they cover almost
of the national territory.
Iron and steel industry
tons of steel for the construction of the One World Trade Center.
This corresponds to
of steel industry production in Luxembourg.
Luxembourg city was
european capital of culture twice
in 1995 and 2007.
The second Luxembourgish city to bear that title in
will be Esch-sur-Alzette, alongside Kaunas (Lithuania).
Parental leave can be taken one day per week for a period of
In 2018, approximately
benefited from this measure.
In 2018, Luxembourg ranks
1st among OECD countries
in terms of labour productivity.
On average, GDP per hour worked is
105.1 dollars (in purchasing power parity)
in the Grand Duchy.
Quality of life
10th of the World Economic Forum’s 2020
Global Social Mobility Index.
to reach the median income in the Grand Duchy.