At One Glance


Official name

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Languages

National language: Luxembourgish (Lëtzebuergesch) Administrative languages: French, German and Luxembourgish English widely spoken

Geography

Area: 2.586 sq kilometres / 999 sq miles Neighbouring countries: Germany, Belgium and France

Population

Total population: 511,800 inhabitants

Capital city

Luxembourg-city

Currency

Euro ​(EUR)

Climate

Temperate: From May to mid-October, the temperatures are particularly pleasant. Whereas May and June are the sunniest months, July and August are the hottest. In September and October, Luxembourg often experiences its own "Indian Summer".

Government

Form of government: Constitutional Monarchy under a system of Parliamentary Democracy Head of State: HRH Grand Duke Henri

Time zone

UTC+1

Climate

The Grand Duchy enjoys a temperate climate without extremes. It profits from the beneficial and moderating influence of the sea, but the sea winds (SW and NW) shed a great part of their moisture before reaching the Luxembourg frontiers. The period from May to mid-October is particularly suitable for vacations. While July and August are the warmest, May and June are the sunniest months. September and October often offer an "Indian Summer". For the celebrations by the end of the year the weather gets dry, cold and snowy.


Money & Currency

Officiel currency

The official currency unit of Luxemburg is the euro. Foreign travellers are free to import and export notes and other means of payment in euro or foreign currencies without any restriction. Lots of automatic bank terminals are accessible 24 hours a day.

Convertible units can be exchanged at the office windows of the large banks. Over 150 banks welcome international investors, focussing on asset management. Though the banks have no standard opening hours, most of them are open from Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. Some offices open on Saturdays.

Credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, etc.) are generally accepted everywhere.


Tax free

In many retail shops in Luxembourg-City, the value added tax (VAT) can be deducted from the products' prices for travellers residing outside the EC.

>>> www.do.etat.lu – section "Voyages"


Western Union

Fast money transfer service throughout the world, available amongst others at the Post Office.

>>> www.westernunion.com


Passports

For information about passports and visas, please contact:

Ministère des Affaires étrangères

5, rue Notre-Dame | L-2240 Luxembourg

Phone +352 478-8300 | Fax +352 22 02 91

E-mail: service.visas@mae.etat.lu

E-mail: service.passeports@mae.etat.lu

Internet: www.mae.lu


Emergency calls

Police Grand-Ducale

Phone 113 - www.police.lu

Medical and fire rescue

Phone 112

On-duty pharmacies

Phone 112 - www.pharmacie.lu


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