|Land Area||2,586 km2|
|Total Area||2,586km2 (#167)|
|Government Type||Constitutional Monarchy|
|GDP (PPP)||$58.74 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$102,000|
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The history of the country begins the year it was founded in 963, and since then Luxembourg (the city) known by the Roman (Luciilinburhuc), has endured many centuries of cultural and political change.
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Over the next few centuries the fortress of Luxembourg became occupied by the Bourbons, Habsburgs, Hohenzollerns and French. Then, following the defeat of Napoleon in 1815, Luxembourg fell in between a conflict amongst Prussia and the Netherlands.
In 1867 Luxembourg officially gained its independence and was declared permanently neutral.
Germany invaded Luxembourg during World War I, despite their neutral state, but allowed the country to keep their independence.
This beautiful slice of land at the crossroads of Western Europe is today a prosperous constitutional monarchy, one known as an international tax haven and banking center.
For travelers, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is replete with historic monuments, fairy-tale like castles, and the not-to-be-missed capital city of Luxembourg itself.
Sitting high on a cliff, parts of the city are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Major points of interest include the Gothic Revival Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Grand Ducal Palace and the old city center.