The tiny country of Luxembourg sits between Germany, Belgium and France. Luxembourg is one of the wealthiest countries in Europe and its citizens enjoy the country with the highest standard of living in Europe.
For centuries, Luxembourg has been a route for invading armies on their way to bigger, more powerful countries. Castles and walled towns were built to protect local people from the soldiers.
Fun Facts About Luxembourg for Kids
- The capital city of Luxembourg is Luxembourg City.
- Xavier Bettel is the Prime Minister of Luxembourg (data 2018).
- Luxembourg has 998 square miles of land.
- The country is landlocked (has no coastline).
- More than one third of the country is covered by forests.
- 590,321 people live in Luxembourg.
- People speak French, Dutch and German here.
- Most people are Christian.
- The Luxembourg government is a multiparty democracy.
- The recognized money is the Euro.
- Luxembourg is a member of the European Union and one of the founding members.
- It is one of the safest countries to live in the world.
- After Australia, Luxembourg has the highest minimum wage payment to employees in the world.
- 99 percent of adults can read.
- People in Luxembourg can expect to live 82.4 years.
- Tiny: extremely small
- Wealthy: Having many resources and money
- Route: path
- Invading: intent on entering and conquering
All About Luxembourg Video for Kids
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Question: Does Luxembourg have many castles?
Answer: Luxembourg’s countryside is dotted with castles and the ruins of castles. One of the oldest, Bock Casemates, was built in 963 by Count Siegfried.
Map of Luxembourg
Here’s a map of the country of Luxembourg and all its cities and villages. Zoom in to get into street level or zoom out to see other countries around Luxembourg! You can see the terrain, but also see the roads, images of the buildings and even take a 3D tour through the streets of the cities of Luxembourg, as though you are actually there!
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