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Luxembourg


    • Location:
      Western Europe, between France and Germany

    • Map references:
      Europe

    • Area:

        total area:
        2,586 sq km

        land area:
        2,586 sq km

        comparative area:
        slightly smaller than Rhode Island

    • Land boundaries:
      total 359 km, Belgium 148 km, France 73 km, Germany 138 km

    • Coastline:
      0 km (landlocked)

    • Maritime claims:
      none; landlocked

    • International disputes:
      none

    • Climate:
      modified continental with mild winters, cool summers

    • Terrain:
      mostly gently rolling uplands with broad, shallow valleys; uplands to slightly mountainous in the north; steep slope down to Moselle floodplain in the southeast

    • Natural resources:
      iron ore (no longer exploited)

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        24%

        permanent crops:
        1%

        meadows and pastures:
        20%

        forest and woodland:
        21%

        other:
        34%

    • Irrigated land:
      NA sq km

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        deforestation; air and water pollution in urban areas

        natural hazards:
        NA

        international agreements:
        party to - Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulphur 85, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83; signed, but not ratified - Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Desertification, Environmental Modification, Law of the Sea

    • Note:
      landlocked






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