Luxembourg: population and cities
Countryaah website, Luxembourg has a total of approx. 576,000 residents.
There are 307,000 Luxembourgers living in Luxembourg. Other residents are 90,000
Portuguese, 41,700 French, 40,000 Italian, 19,400 Belgians and Germans
Church and state are separated and from the 2017/2018 school year the previous
religious instruction was discontinued and the subject "Life and Society" was
- Catholics approx. 98%
- Protestants approx. 1%
- Jews approx. 0.25%
- Muslims approx. 0.1%
Lëtzebuergesch, official language also French and German.
Capital and other cities
The capital of Luxembourg is Luxembourg-Ville with a population of around
Other cities and municipalities are:
- Echternach with around 5,700 residents, known for the
Echternach jumping procession
- Esch/Alzette with around 25,400 residents
- Differdange with around 17,700 residents
- Dudelange with around 17,200 residents
- Petange with around 13,800 residents
- Sanem with around 12,900 residents
- Schengen with around 4,900 residents, known from the
Luxembourg: geography, map
Defined by DigoPaul, Luxembourg has a common border with a total of three countries:
- Germany with a length of around 135 km
- France with a length of around 73 km
- Belgium with a length of around 148 km
Area and land use
Luxembourg covers a total area of 2,586 km².
Around 34% of the country is forested.
- Meadow and pasture land
Around 27% of the land is used as meadow or pasture land.
- Arable land and fields
Around 22% of the land is used as arable land or fields.
Longitude and latitude
Luxembourg extends over the following geographical latitude (abbreviation Δφ)
and geographical longitude (abbreviation Δλ):
|Δφ = from around 49 ° 23 'to 50 ° 05' north latitude
Δλ = from around 005 ° 48 'to 006 ° 40' east longitude
You can find detailed information on this subject under Longitude and
For Luxembourg, the following value applies to Central European Time (CET).
Further and detailed explanations of the time can be found under Time zones,
The highest point of the sun in Luxembourg
The city of Luxembourg is located at a north latitude of around φ = 49.5 °.
If the sun or its image point is at the northern tropic, i.e. at δ = 23.5 °,
summer begins in Luxembourg, this is June 21. Then, for the highest position of
the sun at noon, according to Eq. 1 (see position of the sun):
49.5 ° = (90 ° - h) + 23.5 °
At 64 °, the sun in Luxembourg has the highest level of the entire year above
the horizon (more precisely: above the horizon).
The highest "mountain" or the highest elevation in the country is the Burgplatz
in Huldange with a height of 560 m.
Another elevation is the almost equally high Wemperhardt with a height of 559 m.
The Moselle rises in France at the Col de Bussang in the Vosges and flows into
the Rhine after about 545 km at the so-called "Deutsche Eck" in Koblenz on the
left bank of the Rhine. Over a length of 36 km, the river in the southeast of
the country forms the border with Germany. In Germany the Moselle flows through
the federal states of Saarland and Rhineland Palatinate. In addition to Koblenz,
Metz, Nancy, Schengen in Luxembourg (Schengen Agreement) and Trier are larger
cities on the river or in its vicinity. The Moselle is the longest tributary of
the Rhine and is known, at least throughout Germany, for its excellent wines. In
addition to Schengen, the villages of Remich and Grevenmacher are also located
on the river in Luxembourg.
Saar, Sauer, Alzette
The two longest tributaries of the Moselle are the Saar with a length of around
245 km and the Sauer with a length of around 175 km, whose approximately 95 km
long tributary the Our forms part of the border with Germany. The Our flows into
the Sauer near Wallendorf in Germany.
The Alzette has its source in France, flows through the city of Luxembourg and
flows into the Sauer after about 75 km at Ettelbrück in Luxembourg. By the way,
the Sauer flows into the Moselle near the municipality of Oberbillig - in the
Trier-Saarburg district in Rhineland-Palatinate.
The largest lake is the Echternacher See with an area of about 35 ha = 0.35
Other lakes are:
- Upper Sauer Reservoir
- Remescher lakes
- Weisswampacher lakes
- Rosporter reservoir