Alzette River in Luxembourg 400
Alzette River in Luxembourg
Photo by: wolfgangstaudt, Creative Commons

Luxembourg is a small independent nation in Western Europe and it is also close to the borders of Germany, France and Belgium. Luxembourg covers an area of about 2586 square kilometers and the population here is about 620,531. Luxembourg is being ruled by the Grand Duke and it is also the only independent nation in the world with Grand Duchy.

Luxembourg history dates back to 963 a.d. and in the year 1815 it was formed as an independent nation. In the year 1839 half of the area here was included in Belgium and finally in the year 1867 Luxembourg achieved its independence. The climate here is almost dry, summers are too hot and winters are extremely cool.

Luxembourg has emerged as one of the major powers in the world and it is also a member of European Nation, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Majority of the people in Luxembourg are Roman Catholics and it is also considered as the land of unique traditions. It is also a major tourist spot in the world, among them the notable places are:

Am Tunnel
It is a contemporary art gallery located in the Luxembourg City. It houses the collection of objects belonging to the cities forts and a number of paintings describing the medical history.

Monument of the Millennium
It is an archaeological site that was discovered in the year 1963. It features the foundations of an ancient castle which was never built.

National Museum of Arts and History
It is located in the Luxembourg City and it houses the collection of artifacts and artworks of the Luxembourgian history.

National Museum of Natural History
This museum is located close to the banks of Alzette River, Luxembourg City. The museum features eight massive blocks that describes about the natural sciences such as botany, geology, ecology, vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, astrophysics and geophysics.

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