What does Luxembourg mean?

Definitions for Luxembourg
ˈlʌk səmˌbɜrglux·em·bourg

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Luxembourg.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Luxembourg-Ville, Luxembourg, Luxemburg, Luxembourg City, capital of Luxembourgnoun

    the capital and largest city of Luxembourg

  2. Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Luxemburgnoun

    a grand duchy (a constitutional monarchy) landlocked in northwestern Europe between France and Belgium and Germany; an international financial center


  1. Luxembourgnoun

    A country in Europe having borders with Belgium, France and Germany. Member state of the European Union. Official language: Letzeburgesh. Official name: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

  2. Luxembourgnoun

    A province of Wallonia, Belgium.

  3. Luxembourgnoun

    The capital city of Luxembourg (the country).

  4. Luxembourgnoun

    The district of the Luxembourg (the country) that includes its capital city.

  5. Etymology: From Luccelemburc, from Lucilinburhuc, ultimately from lucilem + burg.


  1. Luxembourg

    Luxembourg ( (listen) LUK-səm-burg; Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuerg [ˈlətsəbuəɕ] (listen); French: Luxembourg; German: Luxemburg), officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a small landlocked country in Western Europe. It borders Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Its capital and most populous city, Luxembourg, is one of the four institutional seats of the European Union (together with Brussels, Frankfurt, and Strasbourg) and the seat of several EU institutions, notably the Court of Justice of the European Union, the highest judicial authority. Luxembourg's culture, people, and languages are highly intertwined with its French and German neighbors; while Luxembourgish is legally the only national language of the Luxembourgish people, French and German are also used in administrative and judicial matters and all three are considered administrative languages of the country.With an area of 2,586 square kilometers (998 sq mi), Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe, and the smallest not considered a microstate. In 2022, it had a population of 645,397, which makes it one of the least-populated countries in Europe, albeit with the highest population growth rate; foreigners account for nearly half the population. Luxembourg is a representative democracy headed by a constitutional monarch, Grand Duke Henri, making it the world's only remaining sovereign grand duchy. Luxembourg is a developed country with an advanced economy and one of the world's highest GDP (PPP) per capita. The city of Luxembourg was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 due to the exceptional preservation of its vast fortifications and historic quarters.Luxembourg is a founding member of the European Union, OECD, the United Nations, NATO, and the Benelux. It served on the United Nations Security Council for the first time in 2013 and 2014. As of 2022, Luxembourg citizens had visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 189 countries and territories, ranking the Luxembourgish passport fourth in the world, tied with Finland and Italy.


  1. luxembourg

    Luxembourg is a small landlocked country located in Western Europe, bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. It is one of the smallest sovereign nations and one of the least populous countries globally. Known for its developed economies, advanced technology, and also high standards of living, Luxembourg has a mixture of French and German cultures. The country is a parliamentary representative democratic monarchy, with the Grand Duke as the head of state. Its capital city is also named Luxembourg. The country also holds significant status in the European Union as it is one of its six founding countries.


  1. Luxembourg

    Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in western Europe, bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. It has two principal regions: the Oesling in the north as part of the Ardennes massif, and the Gutland in the south. Luxembourg has a population of 524,853 in an area of 2,586 square kilometres. As a representative democracy with a constitutional monarch, it is headed by a grand duke and is the world's only remaining grand duchy. Luxembourg is a developed country, with an advanced economy and the world's highest GDP per capita, according to the World Bank. Its historic and strategic importance dates back to its founding as a Roman era fortress and Frankish count's castle site in the Early Middle Ages. It was an important bastion along the Spanish Road when Spain was the principal European power influencing the whole western hemisphere and beyond in the 16th–17th centuries. Luxembourg is a member of the European Union, NATO, OECD, the United Nations, and Benelux, reflecting the political consensus in favour of economic, political, and military integration. The city of Luxembourg, the largest and capital city, is the seat of several institutions and agencies of the EU. On 18 October 2012, Luxembourg was elected to a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council, for the first time in its history. The country will serve on the Security Council from 1 January 2013 until 31 December 2014, and will be, at least until the end of 2013, the only EU non-permanent member.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Luxembourg

    This celebrated palace of the French capital stands on the site of that purchased and enlarged in 1583 by the Duke of d’Epinay, Luxembourg. The title of the Dukes of Luxembourg is very ancient, having been derived from a beautiful chateau called Luici burgum, which was acquired by Siegfried, Count of Ardennes, in 963.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Luxembourg in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Luxembourg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Luxembourg in a Sentence

  1. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager:

    This is not a question of the Luxembourg tax regime or their rules, this is a question of how rules are actually applied.

  2. Ricardo Echegaray:

    The main steel company in Argentina has set up its holding company in Luxembourg, the monies that this Argentine company, which develops its activities from Argentina, makes ... remain hidden and we don't tax them.

  3. The Luxembourg finance ministry:

    Luxembourg, spontaneously and upon request, exchanges information on rulings with other countries, as foreseen by non-double taxation treaties, these developments are in line with Luxembourg's commitment to the initiative of the EU Commission to quickly present a draft directive aimed at introducing a mandatory automatic exchange of information on tax rulings.

  4. Environment Minister Carole Dieschbourg:

    For Luxembourg it's a major reform, we had hoped to finish the report before summer, but it has to be reworked. It is not a decision to make before Paris.

  5. Norbert Becker:

    Luxembourg's government listens to industry experts, just as governments do worldwide, but what they decide is then completely up to them.

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