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Luxembourg Syllabification: Lux·em·bourg
Pronunciation: /ˈləksəmbərɡ/

Definition of Luxembourg in English:

1A country in western Europe, between Belgium and Germany and north of France; population 491,800 (est. 2009); capital, Luxembourg; official languages, Luxemburgish, French, and German.
1.1The capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; population 88,600 (est. 2009). It is the seat of the European Court of Justice.
1.2A province in southeastern Belgium; capital, Arlon.

Annexed by France in 1795, Luxembourg became an independent grand duchy as a result of the Treaty of Vienna in 1815. It formed a customs union with Belgium in 1922, which was extended in 1948 into the Benelux Customs Union with the Netherlands. It was a founding member of the EEC in 1957

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