Luxembourg #200 (1936)

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Luxembourg #200 (1936) Luxembourg #200 (1936)

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Großherzogtum Luxemburg in German, Grand-Duché de Luxembourg in French, or Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg in Luxembourgish) is one of the smallest countries in Europe, and ranked 179th in size of all the 194 independent countries of the world; the country is about 998 square miles (2,586 square kilometers) in size, and measures 51 miles (82 km) long and 35 miles (57 km) wide. To the east, Luxembourg borders the German Bundesland of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, and, to the south, it borders the French région of Lorraine. The Grand Duchy borders the Belgian Walloon Region, in particular the latter’s provinces of Luxembourg and Liège, part of which comprises the German-speaking Community of Belgium, to the west and to the north respectively.  Its capital, Luxembourg City, is, together with Brussels and Strasbourg, one of the three official capitals of the European Union and the seat of the…

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