Luxembourg

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Quick Facts!

Capital: Luxembourg CIty

Language: Lëtzenbuergesch (Luxembourgish)

Population: 514,862

Area: 999 Square Miles

Geography: Gently Rolling Hills, shallow valleys, and forests.

Religion: Roman Catholic

Currency: Euro

Climate and Agriculture

Due to the mild climate and the moderating effects of the Gulf Stream and the North Sea, fresh fruit and vegetables are never in short supply. 25% of the land is suitable for cultivation, and the Moselle River on the Southeastern border irrigates land for grape and wine industries, some of the country's main agricultural products. Other products harvested include barley, oats, potatoes, and wheat.

Dining Ettiquite

Both hands must stay above the table at all times! Also, it is rude to not ask for seconds (which is probably why this country has a high obesity rate.)

Holidays and Foods

Luxembourgish Advent traditions start with following that of the Dutch holiday Sinterklaas at the beginning of December, and end later in the month with Christmas. Trèipen is traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve and is a black pudding made using the head, lungs, kidney, and tongue of pork.