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    Luxembourg Geography - 2003

      Location: Western Europe, between France and Germany

      Geographic coordinates: 49 45 N, 6 10 E

      Map references: Europe

      Area: total: 2,586 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 2,586 sq km

      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Rhode Island

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

      Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims: none (landlocked)

      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 flood plain in the southeast

      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Moselle River 133 m
      highest point: Buurgplaatz 559 m

      Natural resources: iron ore (no longer exploited), arable land

      Land use: arable land: 25%
      other: 75% (includes Belgium) (1998 est.)
      permanent crops: 0%

      Irrigated land: 40 sq km (includes Belgium) (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards: NA

      Environment - current issues: air and water pollution in urban areas, soil pollution of farmland

      Environment - international agreements: party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulphur 85, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands

      Geography - note: landlocked; the only Grand Duchy in the world

      NOTE: The information regarding Luxembourg on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Luxembourg Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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