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Luxembourg Line breaks: Lux¦em|bourg
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌksəmbəːɡ/

Definition of Luxembourg in English:

1A country in western Europe, situated between Belgium, Germany, and France; population 491,800 (est. 2009); official languages, Luxemburgish, French, and German; capital, Luxembourg.
1.1The capital of Luxembourg; population 88,600 (est. 2009). It is the seat of the European Court of Justice.
1.2A province of SE Belgium, until 1839 a province of Luxembourg; 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, extended in 1948 into the Benelux Customs Union with the Netherlands. It was a founder member of the EEC in 1957

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