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    • Luxembourg is the second-richest country in the world. Ranked by its GDP (gross domestic product) per capita of US$92,049 (2014). According to the International Monetary Fund projections, Luxembourg will overtake Qatar to become the richest nation in the world in 2015 with a GDP per capita of US$96,269.
    • Facts about Luxembourg: it has the highest minimum wage in the EU. Paying workers a minimum of €1,923 per month. However, the cost of living in Luxembourg is one of the highest in the world.
    • Luxembourg is one of the safest countries in the world. Crime rates in Luxembourg are impressively low. According to a UN survey, you have less chance of being shot in Luxembourg than in any other country in the world.
    • Nearly half of Luxembourg’s workforce commutes to work in Luxembourg from another country. Cross-border workers are in almost every sector of the Luxembourgish economy.
    • Some of Charlemagne’s most important battles occurred in Luxembourg’s Ardennes forest. The Song of Roland describes a nightmare set in the Ardennes the emperor had on the eve of the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778.
    • The first towered fortification, the Bock, built in what would eventually become Luxembourg City was constructed on the rocky cliffs above the River Alzette and offered a natural fortification.
    • From 1310 to 1437 the House of Luxembourg (its Counts, who were later Dukes), were also Kings of Bohemia (what is now the modern Czech Republic). Three of its members were also elected Holy Roman Emperor: Henry VII, Charles IV, and Sigismund.
    • The daughter of Sigismund, Elizabeth of Luxembourg, wed Habsburg’s Albert II, who succeeded Sigismund as not only Holy Roman Emperor but King of Hungary and Bohemia as well.
  2. Apr 25, 2017 · Landlocked Luxembourg has the equivalent of about 61 days of sun per year. In comparison, that's 10 less days of Sun than perennial rain capital, Seattle, Washington. The good news is that the summers are fair, and never too hot like neighbouring France. The temperature rarely goes above 84F.

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  3. Oct 18, 2021 · Luxembourg is the only remaining Grand Duchy in the world with a Grand Duke as head of state. 3. Grand Duke Jean ruled for 36 years until his son, Henri, succeeded him in 2000. 4. The Prime Minister is the head of government. 5. Luxembourg’s current Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, was the first gay EU leader to marry.

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