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    Luxembourg Geography - 2002

      Location Western Europe, between France and Germany

      Geographic coordinates 49 45 N, 6 10 E

      Map references Europe

      total: 2,586 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 2,586 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 flood plain in the southeast

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

      Natural resources iron ore (no longer exploited), arable land

      Land use
      arable land: 25%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 75% (includes Belgium) (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land 40 sq km (includes Belgium) (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards NA

      Environment - current issues air and water pollution in urban areas, soil pollution of farmland

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

      Geography - note landlocked; the only Grand Duchy in the world, it is the smallest of the European Union member states

      NOTE: The information regarding Luxembourg on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Luxembourg Geography 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Luxembourg Geography 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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