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General overview

  • Official name: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Area: 2586 km2
  • Population: 626.108
  • Capital: Luxembourg-City
  • Largest cities and number of inhabitants: Luxembourg 124.509, Esch-sur-Alzette 36.228, Differdange 27.869, Dudelange 21.513, Ettelbruck 9246, Wiltz 7533
  • Official language and other recognized languages:
    National language: Luxembourgish ;
    Administrative languages: French, German, Luxembourgish.
  • Regions : Esch-sur-Alzette, Remich, Luxembourg, Capellen, Grevenmacher, Mersch, Echternach, Redange-sur-Attert, Diekirch, Wiltz, Vlanden, Clervaux.

According to the latest statistics, more than 68% of the population in Luxembourg is Catholic. The rate drops to 1.8% for Protestants (including about 0.6% Anglicans), about 2% for Muslims, and less than 1% for Orthodox, Jews and Buddhists.
It can be argued that although the Catholic religion remains in the majority in Luxembourg, its importance is declining, particularly in favour of ’no religion’ and, to a lesser extent, Protestants and Muslims.

Source : Tout savoir sur le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, mars 2015.

D 26 May 2021   

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