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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 · Luxembourg was founded in 963, when Count Siegfried bought the fortress of Luxembourg from the Holy Roman Empire. It has a complicated history. For some three centuries various European countries including Spain, France and Austria held it. In 1815, after Napoleon’s defeat, Luxembourg was up for grabs.

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  3. Nov 20, 2019 · If you are planning of visiting, here are some interesting facts about Luxembourg. Almost half of the population are immigrants Total population in Luxembourg is only half a million, and half of total population is foreign immigrants. The country boasts for having the highest expatriate percentages among other European countries.

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