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Lëtzebuergesch Lëtzebuerg - Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg

D'Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg ass e Land an Europa, dat tëschent Däitschland, der Belsch a Frankräich läit. Et huet ronn 450.000 Awunner. Lëtzebuerg läit a Westeuropa tëschent der Belsch, Frankräich an Däitschland. Et huet eng Superficie vun 2586 km². Déi gréissten Distanz vun Norde no Süden (Huldang-Rëmeleng) bedréit 82 km, vu Westen no Oste sinn et der maximal 57 km (Pärel-Rouspert).

Français Luxembourg - Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

La Grand-Duché de Luxembourg est un pays d'Europe situé entre l'Allemagne, la Belgique et la France. Il compte environ 455 000 habitants (au 1er janvier 2005).

Deutsch Luxemburg - Großherzogtum Luxemburg

Das Großherzogtum Luxemburg ist ein Staat in Westeuropa. Zusammen mit Belgien und den Niederlanden bildet es die Beneluxstaaten. Es grenzt an Frankreich (Grenzlänge 73 km) und Belgien (Grenzlänge 148 km) sowie an die deutschen Länder Rheinland-Pfalz und Saarland (Grenzlänge 138 km). Luxemburg ist mit einer Fläche von 2.586 km² der zweitkleinste Staat (nach Malta) der Europäischen Union, 14 km² größer als das Saarland.

English Luxembourg - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small landlocked country in western Europe, bordered by ► Belgium (► Wallonia), ► France, and ► Germany. Luxembourg has a population of under half a million people in an area of about 2,600 square kilometres (997 sq mi). Luxembourg lies on the cultural divide between Romance Europe and Germanic Europe, borrowing customs from each of the distinct traditions. While French and Luxembourgish are the predominant languages in daily life and on the streets, Luxembourg remains a trilingual country; French, German, and Luxembourgish are official languages. Although a secular state, Luxembourg is predominantly Roman Catholic.

Short name  Luxembourg
Official name Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Status Independent country since 1816 (until 1890 in personal union with the Netherlands), member of the ► European Union since 1957
Location Western Europe
Capital Lëtzebuerg (Luxembourg)
Population 626,108 inhabitants
Area 2,586 km²
Major languages Luxembourgish, French, German (all official)
Major religions Roman Catholicism
More information Luxembourg, Geography of Luxembourg, History of Luxembourg and Politics of Luxembourg
More images Luxembourg - Luxembourg (Category).

General maps

Luxembourg-CIA WFB Map.png Map of Luxembourg
Luxembourg-lb.png Same map in Luxembourgish
Lu-map-FR.png Same map in French
Luxemburg.png Same map in German
Luxemburg Topographisch.png Map of Luxembourg
Luxembourg administrative subdivisions coloured.gif Administrative divisions of Luxembourg
Groothertogdom LuxemburgDistricten.png Districts of Luxembourg
Destrikte in luxemburg.png Districts of Luxembourg
Groothertogdom LuxemburgKantons.png Cantons of Luxembourg
Cities of Luxembourg.PNG Cities of Luxembourg
Groothertogdom LuxemburgGemeenten.png Communes of Luxembourg
Lux topo en.jpg Topograpic map of Luxembourg

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Luxembourg, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Luxembourg.

Celts 800-400BC.PNG Possible extent of (proto-)Celtic influence 800-400 BC
Roman expansion 264 BC Shepherd.jpg Territorial development of the Roman Empire 264 BC-192, including the conquest of present Luxembourg
Roman Empire in 50 BC.png Map of the Roman Empire in 50
Roman Empire.png The extent of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire;
   133 BC
   44 BC (late Republic, after conquests by republican generals)
   AD 14 (death of Augustus)
   117 (maximum extension))
Roman Legions camps - AD 80.png Camps of the Roman Legions in 80
Romia Imperio.png Map of the Roman Empire in 116
Germania Superior SPQR.png Germania Superior in the Roman Empire (116)
Imperium Romanum Germania.png The Roman Empire in CE 116 and Germania Magna

Das Römische Reich und Magna Germania im Jahr 116
Roman empire.png Roman Empire in 117
Roman empire 395.jpg Roman Empire divided 395, showing the dioceses and praetorian prefectures of Gaul, Italy, Illyricum and Oriens (east), roughly analogous to the four Tetrarch zones of influence after Diocletian's reforms.
Extent of Western Roman Empire 395.png Western Roman Empire 395
Theodosius I's empire.png The division of the Empire after the death of Theodosius I, ca.395 AD superimposed on modern borders.
Invasions of the Roman Empire 1.png Invasions of the Roman Empire 100-500
Karte völkerwanderung.jpg Invasions of the Roman Empire 100-500
Rome406.jpeg Division of the Roman Empire in 406
628px-Western and Eastern Roman Empires 476AD(3).PNG Eastern Roman Empire and Western Roman Empire, c.476
Frankish empire.jpg Rise of the Frankish Empire
ClovisDomain.jpg Empire of Clovis
Europe 526-600.jpg Europe 526-600
Carolingian Empire map 1895.jpg Carolingian Empire around 800
Empire carolingien.png Carolingian Empire (in French)
Europe 814.jpg Europe in 814
Frankenreich 768-811.jpg The Frankish Empire
843-870 Europe.jpg Treaty of Verdun (843) and Treaty of Meerssen (870)
Western Empire-Europe870.JPG Division of the Frankish Empire after 870
Central Europe 919-1125.jpg Central Europe 919-1125
[[|border|251x400px]] Holy Roman Empire 10th century
Haupthandelsroute Hanse.png Hanseatic trade routes
HRR 14Jh.jpg The Holy Roman Empire in the 14th century
Map Burgundian Netherlands 1477-en.png Map of the Low Countries 1477
Bouguignons.PNG Burgundian possessions
Map of the Imperial Circles (1512)-en.png The Netherlands as part of the Holy Roman Empire
Charles I and V empire.png Habsburgian ruled Europe, inclusive the Netherlands
Habsburg Map 1547.jpg The Habsburigians around 1547
Map-1579 Union of Utrecht.png Unions of Utrecht and Arras
Utrecht-Atrecht French.jpg Unions of Utrecht and Arras
Netherlands 1559-1608.jpg The Netherlands 1559-1608
Spain1580.gif Area ruled by the Spanish king around 1580 (Netherlands in blue) on a map showing modern-day state borders
Map of the Habsburg Netherlands by Alexis-Marie Gochet.png The United and the Spanish Netherlands
Central Europe religions 1618.jpg The religious situation in central Europe about 1618
Holyromanempire.png Area controlled by the Holy Roman Empire around 1630
OostenrijkseNederlanden.png The Austrian Netherlands
1french-empire1811.jpg Luxembourg annexed to the French Empire 1811
Europe map Napoleon 1811.png Europe under Napoleon
Netherlands during French administration 1810-1814.png Luxemburg under French occupation
Talleyrand partition plan.jpg The Talleyrand partition plan
Pays-Bas.PNG The United Kingdom of the Netherlands

Het Verenigde Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (1815-1831)
Vereinigteskoenigreich.png The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Limburg in 18391, 2 and 3 United Kingdom of the Netherlands (until 1830)
1 and 2 Kingdom of the Netherlands (after 1830)
2 Duchy of Limburg (In the German Confederacy after 1839 as compensation for Waals-Luxemburg)
3 and 4 Kingdom of Belgium (after 1830)
4 and 5 Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (borders until 1830)
4 Province of Luxembourg (Waals-Luxemburg, to Belgium in 1839)
5 Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (German Luxemburg; borders after 1839)
In blue, the borders of the German Confederacy

Splitsing van de Nederlanden. 1 en 2: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, waarvan 2 Limburg, lid van de Duitse Bond. 3 en 4: Koninkrijk België, inclusief 4 Waals Luxemburg. 5: Groothertogdom Luxemburg, in personele unie met Nederland, lid van de Duitse Bond, maar exclusief 4 Waals Luxemburg.
LuxembourgPartitionsMap.png Partitions of Luxembourg (historical)
Schuster Line.png Schuster line, 1940
Progress wehrmacht lux May 1940.jpg German invasion of Luxembourg, 1940
Invasion of Wehrmacht on Luxembourg 9may1940.jpg Second map
LuxembourgishFrenchoccupation1945-55-english.jpg Luxembourgian military sectors, 1945-1955

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Leo belgicus.png The 17 Netherlands, depicted as Leo Belgicus
Blaeu 1645 - Lutzenburg Ducatus.jpg Duchy of Luxembourg, Map by Blaeu, 1645
Leo Belgicus.jpg Leo Belgicus by Josse de Hond
Blaeu 1645 - Novus XVII Inferioris Germaniæ Provinciarum typus.jpg Blaeu map of the Low Countries in 1645
Belgien Niederlande 1905.png Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands in 1905

Other maps

Benelux schematic map.png the Benelux states
Cfl.png Railways
Legislative circonscriptions of Luxembourg.png Legislative circonscriptions
Districts tribunals of Luxembourg.PNG District Tribunals
Lower tribunals of Luxembourg.png Lower tribunals

Satellite maps

Satellite image of Luxemburg in April 2003.jpg Satellite map

Notes and references

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Tamil Eelam