Welcome to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg!By Amy Spurrell
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  • Luxembourg is small European country surrounded by France, Belgium, and Germany.
  • Their current population is an estimated 502,202.
  • The Capital city is the city of Luxembourg.
  • Their official languages are Luxembourgish, French, and German.
  • There currency is the eruo
  • Genres of music that can be heard in Luxembourg are folk, classical, pop, rock, hip hop, hardstyle, jumpstyle and hardcore. Its music and cultural heritage is Germanic.
  • Their leaders are the Grand Duke Henri and Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker.
  • The size of the country in square kilometres is 2,586.4 km2.
  • Luxembourg is famous for their wine.
  • Music Award Shows that are held in Luxembourg are the "Elie Music Awards" and "International Music Festival Echternach"
  • Some famous musicians from Luxembourg are Brian Molko, singer/guitarist of rock band Placebo, Cool Feet (band which performs old luxembourgish songs), Maxime Bender, Laurent Payfert, Marc Mangen (pianaist) and Leana Sealy (irish jazz vocalist and saxophonist).
  • Some popular foods are pastries, Luxembourg Cheese, fresh fish from local rivers and ham.
  • Some national animals are Wild boar, Elk, Roe Deer, Badger and the Common Vole
  • Football (Soccer) is Luxembourg's most popular sport. It is most popular south of the country. Luxembourg was one of the first countries to creat a national team, their first match being played in 1911. Their national team is named "d'Léiwen" which translates to "The Lions". Some famous footballers from Luxembourg are Jeff Strasser, Louis Pilot and Guy Hellers.
  • Luxembourg's national anthem is "Ons Hémécht" ("Our Homeland"). The music was written by Jean-Antoine Zinnen and the lyrics by Michel Lentz. Here are the the Luxembourgish lyrics:

    Luxembourgish lyrics

Wou d'Uelzécht durech d'Wisen zéit,
  • Duerch d'Fielsen d'Sauer brécht,
  • Wou d'Rief laanscht d'Musel dofteg bléit,
  • Den Himmel Wäin ons mécht:
  • Dat ass onst Land, fir dat mer géif
  • Hei nidden alles won,
  • Ons Heemechtsland dat mir so déif
  • An onsen Hierzer dron.
  • Ons Hemechtsland dat mir so déif
  • An onsen Hierzer dron.
  • O Du do uewen, deen seng Hand
  • Duerch d'Welt d'Natioune leet,
  • Behitt Du d'Lëtzebuerger Land
  • Vru friemem Joch a Leed;
  • Du hues ons all als Kanner schon
  • De fräie Geescht jo ginn,
  • Looss viru blénken d'Fräiheetssonn,
  • Déi mir so laang gesinn!
  • Looss virublénken d'Fräiheetssonn,
  • Déi mir sou laang gesinn!


  • Here are some convenient pharses to know In Luxembourgish
English
Lëtzebuergesch (Luxembourgish)
Welcome
Wëllkomm
Hello
Moien / Salut
How are you?
Fine
Wéi geet et dir? (inf) Wéi geet et Iech? (frm)
Gutt
What's your name?
My name is ...
Wéi heeschs du?
Ech heeschen ...
Where are you from?

I'm from ...
Vun wou kennst de? (inf)
Vun wou kommt der? (frm)
Ech si vun ... / Ech komme vun...
Pleased to meet you
Et freet mëch, lech kennen ze léieren
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