Luxembourg has an oceanic climate, marked by high precipitation,
particularly in late summer.
Three languages are
recognised as official in Luxembourg: French, German, and Luxembourgish,
a Franconian language of the Moselle region that is also spoken in
neighbouring parts of France and Germany.
Euro is the officially accepted Luxembourg currency. This country
earlier had the Luxembourgian francs as their currencies. This was in
use between 1854 and 1999. However, with the change initiated in nearly
the whole continent, Luxembourg has also adapted Euro as their official
The population of Luxembourg in 2003 was estimated by the
United Nations at 453, 000, which placed it as number 163 in population
among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 14% of
the population was over 65 years of age, with another 19% of the
population under 15 years of age.
The city of Luxembourg, also known as Luxembourg City,
French: Ville de Luxembourg, German: Luxemburg Stadt), is a commune with
city status, and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.