Luxembourg: Country and Foreign Investment
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg lies between Belgium, France and Germany. It is 84 km by 52 km, with an area of 2,586 sq km (999 sq m).
Luxembourg is divided into two parts, geologically: the 'Oesling' in the north, part of the Ardennes, which covers about one third of the country, is wooded and scenically very attractive, reaching 555 metres above sea level; the 'good country' to the south is mainly rolling farmland and woods, reaching 426 metres above sea level. On the eastern border is the wine-producing valley of the Moselle, and in the south-west is a narrow strip of red earth which forms the Luxembourg iron-ore basin.
There are a number of rivers, the most important being the Moselle, which is canalised and links to the larger European waterways. There is an international airport at Findel, north-east of the capital Luxembourg City. Luxembourg Railways operates a country-wide network which is well-linked to other European railways. There is a network of good roads, which are toll-free.
The climate is temperate, without extremes; annual rainfall is 31 inches. Average daytime temperatures range from 5 degrees Centigrade in January to 23 degrees in July.