Definition of Luxembourg in English:


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



More example sentences
  • Only the Dutch and a handful of Luxembourgers are chirpier about their prospects, while the Spanish and Greek look downright gloomy.
  • The plane carried 15 Germans, two French, and five Luxembourgers, including the crew.
  • The less engaging Dutch and Luxembourgers who follow him in the presidency will not find it any easier.

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