Luxembourg (official title: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg) is a very small country in terms of both population and area. It covers and area of just 2,586 sq km (998 sq mi) and is home to less than 550,000 people. It has a long history that dates back many years, and the territory has been claimed by many counties. Luxembourg officially became an independent country in 1815 and was a founding member of both the United Nations, NATO and the European Union. Despite its small size, Luxembourg has a very strong economy and standard of living. Let’s find out where Luxembourg is located.
Where is Luxembourg located?
Luxemborg is a landlocked country located in western Europe. It is bordered by Germany, France and Belgium and these neighbours have had a strong influence on Luxembourg culture and language. The following map shows the location of Luxembourg (marked with a red circle) in Europe with the surrounding countries also marked. This clearly shows just how small the country is!
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Did you know?
Since achieving independence from France in 1815 the country has lost more than half of its land to the surrounding countries. The following map shows the former borders and the land the Luxembourg has lost.
The capital of Luxembourg, also called Luxembourg, is located in the center-south of the country. It is home to the famous Luxembourg Castle, which was built in the Early Middle Ages. This is when the city of Luxembourg began to thrive and many people moved to the region. Today, the city is home to approximately 100,000 people.