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Although a small country Luxembourg covers less than 1,650 square kilometers and has a population of just fewer than 600,000 it delivers considerable diversity. Luxembourg's many small towns are lovely and well worth exploring. It's also an easy country to travel around, whether on foot in the capital city, on a driving tour through the picturesque countryside, or town-hopping by train. Old fortresses and beautiful castles complement the scene, making it a popular tourist destination that is frequently visited in combination with surrounding countries such as Belgium and the Netherlands.
Luxembourg is a landlocked country of thick, green forests that cover rolling hills and low mountains.
The northern region, (Oesling) is a ridged plateau, with the land that suffers from bad soil composition, and remains (for the most part) unproductive.
Slicing across the northern border with Belgium are the Andrennes (low mountains), while the southern region of Gotland is blessed with fertile soil and nourishing rivers.
Luxembourg's highest point, Burgplatz, stands at 1,843 ft.
Important rivers include the Alzette, Eisch, and Moselle.
Luxembourg’s illustrious culture can be attributed to its rich history. As a result of being a strategic point at the heart of Europe, this small country has been colonized and governed by different races. The Romans, Spaniards, French and among others, the Germans ruled its thousand miles of land. Due to these conflicts of the past, Luxembourg was heavily fortified.
Majority of Luxembourgers are Christians. Even though bonded by the same religion, the country’s ethnicity is very diverse. The same is true with their blend of beer. The convergence of flavors made Luxembourg produce some of the best tasting beers in the world. This distinct taste makes its citizens consume an average of 2.8 gallons of beer a year which by far is the highest according to the Guinness World Records. This is a place where good food and the best drinks are served.
Apart from the unrivaled historic value and thirst quenching beers, Luxembourg is almost unchallenged when it comes to wealth. It houses most of the banks in Europe. Luxembourg has the highest GDP per capita, making it Europe’s most essential private banking center. This country of low crime rate also made endeavors towards technological development and online business. Hence, eBay and Skype were born here.
Luxembourg is only the 179th largest country. Luxembourg has an estimated population of 615,729 in 2019, which means it ranks 169th in the world. It is very densely populated, however, with 207 people per square kilometer (537/sq mi), ranking 67th.
Luxembourg's population increased rapidly through the 20th century due to immigration from Belgium, Italy, France, Germany and Portugal. At the 2001 census, the country had 59,000 Portuguese residents. As of 2014, it's estimated that 55% of the population is comprised of Luxembourgers and 45% of foreign nationality. Most foreigners in Luxembourg are from EU countries, and many are asylum seekers from Eastern Europe, particularly new republics that emerged from the former Yugoslavia. These immigrants have increased the young population in the country, and the birth rate.