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 currency.
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.