Luxembourg is well known for being a small country in the heart of Europe. But what the lack in size, they make up for in greatness. Let’s dive into these 15 fun facts about Luxembourg.
Let’s get into the fun facts about Luxembourg
Luxembourg isn’t actually that small. It’s 2586 square kilometers big
Bigger than Vatican City, Monaco, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Malta, and Andorra.
There are over half a million people living in Luxembourg.
A big portion of those is immigrants. There are around 170 different nationalities in the country. Mostly Portuguese.
The city of Luxembourg is UNESCO World Heritage
There are many historic fortifications and old quarters to be found.
The national language is Luxembourgish
Though the official languages in schools is German and most people in hospitality services will serve you in French.
Luxembourg is the only Grand Duchy in the world
So instead of a King and Queen, they have a Grand-Duke and Grand-Duchess.
Luxembourg is the second richest country in the world
Luxembourg is also one of the safest countries… in the world!
They have the first European Union leader to marry someone of the same sex
Their Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, was the first one. He married Gauthier Destenay in 2015.
One-third of the country is covered in forests.
So… fancy a hike?
Though there is a large amount of water-based life
Like carp, trout, and pike.
Luxembourg is completely landlocked
Belgium in the West, Germany in the East, and France in the South
Luxembourg was one of the six founders of the EU
Together with France, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Italy.
The cuisine is a mixture of French and German.
Though there are influences of Italy and Portugal in there.
The local white wines are very popular and well known.
With grapes coming from the Moselle valley.
The motto of Luxembourg is: “We want to remain what we are”
Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn. I think that’s beautiful.
What fun fact was the most surprising to you?
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