Luxembourg Guide

Luxembourg Guide

Country data

Location: Western Europe

Time zone: CET

Total area: 2,586 km²

Land area: 2,586 km²

Water area: 0 km²

Length of the state border: 359 km

Belgium: 148 km
Germany: 138 km
France: 73 km

Coastline: 0 km

Capital: Luxembourg

Districts: 3
Diekirch, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg

Electric current: 230 V / 50 Hz

Telephone code: 00 352 (Source: Allcitycodes)

Highest point: Burgplatz 559 m


Population: approx. 520,000 residents (Countryaah, 2021)

Population growth: 1.1% per year

Population density (residents per km²): 201

Life expectancy: 77 (male), 83 (female)

Official language: Luxembourgish, German, French


  • 87% Roman Catholic
  • 13% other


The prevailing temperate Western European climate has an average temperature of 15-27 ° C in summer.

In winter it is relatively cool with occasional snowfalls and daytime temperatures between -4 ° C and + 10 ° C.


Currency / finance

Currency unit: € / Euro (EUR)

Division: 1 € = 100 cents

ATMs: There are many available.

International credit cards: These are accepted by many hotels and shops.

Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported and exported in unlimited amounts.

Customs regulations

The following may be carried duty-free:

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco
  • 2 liters of alcoholic beverages
  • small amounts of perfume

(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)

Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.

Travel advice

There is currently no country-specific safety notice for Luxembourg.


Banking and steel processing are the most important industries in Luxembourg and generate most of the gross domestic product.

Industries: banking, chemicals, iron and steel processing, food production

Natural resources: iron ores, agricultural land

Land use:

  • Usable land: 24%
  • Grain cultivation: 1%
  • Pasture area: 20%
  • Forests: 21%
  • other: 34%
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