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Luxembourg Geography 2017
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Luxembourg Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Location:
Western Europe, between France and Germany

Geographic coordinates:
49 45 N, 6 10 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 2,586 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 2,586 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 179

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Rhode Island

Land boundaries:
total: 327 km
border countries (3): Belgium 130 km, France 69 km, Germany 128 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
0 km (landlocked)
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

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:
mean elevation: 325 m
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Moselle River 133 m highest point: Buurgplaatz 559 m

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

Land use:
agricultural land: 50.7% arable land 24%; permanent crops 0.6%; permanent pasture 26.1%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 33.5%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 15.8% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
0 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population - distribution:
most people live in the south, on or near the border with France

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-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Environmental Modification

Geography - note:
landlocked; the only grand duchy in the world


NOTE: The information regarding Luxembourg on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Luxembourg Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Luxembourg Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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