Luxembourg



[luhk-suh m-burg; French lyk-sahn-boor] /ˈlʌk səmˌbɜrg; French lük sɑ̃ˈbur/

noun
1.
a grand duchy surrounded by Germany, France, and Belgium. 999 sq. mi. (2585 sq. km).
2.
a city in and the capital of this grand duchy.
3.
a province in SE Belgium: formerly a part of the grand duchy of Luxembourg. 1706 sq. mi. (4420 sq. km).
Capital: Arlon.
/ˈlʌksəmˌbɜːɡ; French lyksɑ̃bur/
noun
1.
a grand duchy in W Europe: it formed the Benelux customs union with the Belgium and the Netherlands in 1948 and was a founder member of the Common Market, now the European Union. Languages: French, German, and Luxemburgish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Luxembourg. Pop: 514 862 (2013 est). Area: 2586 sq km (999 sq miles)
2.
the capital of Luxembourg, on the Alzette River: an industrial centre. Pop: 77 300 (2003 est)
3.
a province in SE Belgium, in the Ardennes. Capital: Arlon. Pop: 254 120 (2004 est). Area: 4416 sq km (1705 sq miles)

European state, from Germanic lutilla “little” + burg “fort, castle.” Related: Luxembourgeois; Luxembourger. Hence also lushburg (mid-14c.), Middle English word for “a base coin made in imitation of the sterling or silver penny and imported from Luxemburg in the reign of Edward III” [OED].
Luxembourg [(luk-suhm-burg)]

Constitutional monarchy in northwestern Europe, bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Luxembourg City is its capital and largest city.

Note: Luxembourg has been a member of NATO since 1949.

Note: It was occupied by Germany during parts of World War I and World War II.

Note: Part of the Battle of the Bulge was fought in northern Luxembourg in the winter of 1944–1945.

Note: It is an international financial center and one of Europe’s oldest and smallest independent countries.

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