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Country profile: Luxembourg
|Location:||Western Europe, between France and Germany|
|Climate:||modified continental with mild winters, cool summers|
|Terrain:||mostly gently rolling uplands with broad, shallow valleys; uplands to slightly mountainous in the north; steep slope down to Moselle flood plain in the southeast|
|Size:||2586 sq. km total (Land area: 2586 sq. km )|
|Population:||486,006 (July 2008 est.)|
|Languages:||Luxembourgish (national language), German (administrative language), French (administrative language)|
|Legal system:||based on civil law system; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction|
Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839, but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overrun by Germany in both World Wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year.
In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community (later the European Union), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area.
Energy production and consumption
|Consumption:||64,020 bbl/day (2005 est.)||1 billion cu m (2005 est.)|
|Exports:||283 bbl/day (2004 est.)|
|Imports:||61,070 bbl/day (2004 est.)||1 billion cu m (2005 est.)|
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