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    Luxembourg Geography 1998

      Location Western Europe, between France and Germany

      Geographic coordinates 49 45 N, 6 10 E

      Map references Europe

      total: 2,586 sq km
      land: 2,586 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly smaller than Rhode Island

      Land boundaries
      total: 359 km
      border countries: Belgium 148 km, France 73 km, Germany 138 km

      Coastline 0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims none (landlocked)

      Climate modified continental with mild winters, cool summers

      Terrain mostly gently rolling uplands with broad, shallow valleys; uplands to slightly mountainous in the north; steep slope down to Moselle floodplain in the southeast

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Moselle River 133 m
      highest point: Burgplatz 559 m

      Natural resources iron ore (no longer exploited)

      Land use
      arable land: 24%
      permanent crops: 1%
      permanent pastures: 20%
      forests and woodland: 21%
      other: 34%

      Irrigated land NA sq km

      Natural hazards NA

      Environment - current issues air and water pollution in urban areas

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulphur 85, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94
      signed, but not ratified: Environmental Modification, Law of the Sea

      Geography - note landlocked

      NOTE: The information regarding Luxembourg on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Luxembourg Geography 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Luxembourg Geography 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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