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Luxembourg: Country and Foreign Investment

Geography

This page was last updated on 17 June 2020.

Luxembourg lies between Belgium, France and Germany and has an area of 2,586 sq. km (999 sq. m). The country is geographically divided into two parts: the Oesling in the north, part of the Ardennes, which covers about a third of the country, is wooded and very attractive, reaching 555 metres above sea level; the Bon Pays (French: ‘good country’) to the south is mainly rolling farmland and woods with altitudes of up to 426 m. 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 quality, toll-free roads.

The climate is temperate, without extremes; annual precipitation is about 700 mm (27 inches). Average daytime temperatures range from 5°C in January to 23° in July.

 

 

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