Luxembourg is located in western Europe, with Belgium on the west, Germany on the
east and France on the south. Its total area is 2,586 square kilometres.
401,900 (July, 1994 estimate)
Luxembourgisch, German, French, English
Luxembourg's government is a constitutional monarchy.
Luxembourg's legal system is based on a civil law system. It accepts compulsory ICJ
Luxembourg has a highly developed, completely automated and efficient
telecommunication system, mainly using buried cables. It has three channels
leased on a TAT-6 coaxial submarine cable and has one direct-broadcast
satellite earth station. Luxembourg has a nationwide mobile phone system.
The stable, prosperous economy features moderate growth, low inflation and negligible
unemployment. Agriculture is based on small but highly productive family-owned
farms. The industrial sector, until recently dominated by steel, has become increasingly
more diversified, particularly toward high-technology firms. During the past decade,
growth in the financial sector has more than compensated for the decline in steel.
Services, especially banking, account for a growing proportion of the economy.
Luxembourg participates in an economic union with Belgium on trade and most
financial matters. It is also closely connected economically to the Netherlands and, as a
member of the 12-member European Union, enjoys the advantages of the open European
Luxembourg's main industries are banking, iron and steel, food processing, chemicals,
metal products, engineering, tires, glass and aluminum.
1 Luxembourg franc (LuxF) = 100 centimes
Luxembourg francs (LuxF) per US$1 - 36.242 (January, 1994)
The Luxembourg franc is at par with the Belgian franc, which circulates freely
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