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Luxembourg. L 'Europe. By: Jack Keenan. Important Facts. Located in western Europe Capital is Luxembourg Languages: French, German, & Letzeburgesch Population: over 503,000; two thirds are Luxembourgers 87% Roman Catholics Also other Christians, Jews, & Muslims

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Luxembourg

Luxembourg

L 'Europe

By: Jack Keenan


Important facts
Important Facts

Located in western Europe

Capital is Luxembourg

Languages: French, German, & Letzeburgesch

Population: over 503,000; two thirds are Luxembourgers

87% Roman Catholics

Also other Christians, Jews, & Muslims

Some claim no religious affiliation


Geography
Geography

  • Oesling; forested highlands in north (Ardennes)

  • Good Land; farmland & woods in central & south

  • Landlocked; surrounded by Germany, France, & Belgium

  • Winter temperatures= 32°F; Summer Temperatures= 75°F

  • Average 32 in. of rain


Key dates
Key Dates

  • Free of Dutch rule in 1890

  • Controlled by Germany; 1914-1918, 1939-1945

  • National holidays: New Years Day, Labor Day, the Grand Duke’s birthday, & Fair Day

  • Religious holidays: Easter, Ascension, Whitmonday, Assumption, All Saints Day, All Souls Day, & Christmas


Tourist attractions
Tourist Attractions

  • Grand Ducal Palace; home to monarch

  • Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame & Town Hall

  • Popular Dishes: Gaardebouen(smoked collar of pork with broad beans), Bouneschlupp(bean soup), & more

  • Eat sausages, potatoes, sauerkraut, along with fresh fruit & veggies

  • Popular Drinks: coffee, wine, beer, & juice


Famous people
Famous People

  • Grand Duke Jean; led Luxembourg to be prosperous nation, also stepped down from Grand Duke in 2000, aged 79

  • Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg; assumed

    father’s position when he stepped down

  • Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker; leader of conservative Christian Social People’s Party

  • Politician Jean Asselborn; became leader of Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party


Luxembourg

Come visit luxurious Luxembourg!

Come see the wonderful architecture!

Visit the beautiful scenery!


Work cited
Work Cited

  • "Luxembourg."  World Book Discover. World Book, 2011. Web. 26 Oct. 2011.

  • "Luxembourg." CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest, 2011. Web. 26 Oct 2011.

  • Polasky, Janet L. "Luxembourg." World Book Student. World Book, 2011. Web. 28 Oct. 2011.

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