Luxembourg

by Suki Sacks pd. 9

a founder of the European Union (EU), joined the EU in 1958

History

in the Early Middle Ages Luxembourg...

  • was part of the Frankish Kingdon of Austria of the Roman Empire
  • was part of the Kingdom of Lotharingia
  • became an independent country in 963 C.E.

FUN FACTS

  • about half the size of Delaware
  • least populated country in the EU (543,000 inhabitants)
  • national animal- lion
  • national bird- goldcrest
  • highest nominal GDP per capita in the world (for PPP- second best in the world, after Qatar)
  • according to a recent UN survey on crime, there is less chance of being shot dead in Luxembourg than in any other country
  • there are 1,307 policemen and two jails in Luxembourg
  • a founder of the EU, OECD, United Nations, NATO, Benelux

citations

information


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"Interesting Facts about Luxembourg." Eupedia. Eupedia, n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2015.


Worldatlas. "Luxembourg." Geography of , Landforms. Worldatlas, n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2015.


images



flag- Flag of Luxembourg. Digital image. Thebesttravelled.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Dec. 2015.


lux. franc- "Luxembourg Franc 5000." Leftover Currency. Leftover Currency, n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2015.


lux. euro- 2 Euro Luxembourg 2004. Digital image. Stamps Labus. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Dec. 2015.


lux. cities map- "Luxembourg Detailed Map." Google Image Result for Https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/c2/73/3d/c2733d452e7573459ea2f37bd091c0f7.gif. Pinterest, n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2015.


grand duke henri- Grand Duke of Luxembourg: Grand Duke Henri. Digital image. AMERIKANERIN. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2015.


haute sure (upper-sure)- The Upper-Sure Lake. Digital image. Visit Luxembourg. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2015.


alzette river- Alzette River, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Digital image. World Atlas- Luxembourg. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Dec. 2015.



grand ducal palace- Grand Ducal Palace of Luxembourg. Digital image. Google Image Result for Http://app.visitluxembourg.com/images/4255-resize-668x445x70.jpg. Visit Luxembourg, n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2015.


cathedral notre dame- Cathedral Notre-Dame, Luxembourg. Digital image. Trekearth. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2015.


philharmonie luxembourg- Philharmonie Luxembourg. Digital image. Google Image Result for Https://everplaces.com/users/4fc55640a2ee404ba73ee44af5969a81/places/cb930c907ec14d5591221b2235d2bc6b/images/1d23d0ac0ecb4c3cb5df237bfbd49b60.jpg. Everplaces, n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2015.


coat of arms- Luxembourg Coat of Arms. Digital image. Google Image Result for Http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/l/lu)gd_g.gif. Crwflags.com, n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2015.