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Transcript of Luxembourg
2586 sq km
Official languages: French, German, and Lëtzebuergesch
Natural Resources: Iron, ore, and timber
Highlands & valleys to the North
Forests to the East
Riverside & steep vineyards Southeast
Consists of neutral-colored houses and old-time castles History Government & Currency Family Structure & Food References "LUXEMBOURG." Map of Luxembourg. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2012. <http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/lu.htm>.
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"Publiboda." Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg & Maria Teresa Mestre. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2012. <http://usa.publiboda.com/royal_weddings/luxembourg/henri_maria_teresa/index.html>. Was founded in 963
Luxembourg city has been through many centuries of cultural & political changes
The country was soon built around it's capital, Luxembourg City
It was sold to the Duchess of Burgundy
After many wars and changes, it gained it's independence and is currently neutral
Became a founding member of the United Nations in 1946; followed by NATO in 1949; and then the European Union in 1957
Nicknamed 'Gibraltar of the North'
National Motto: Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sin ('We want to remain what we are.') Government is a constitutional monarchy
It earned its independence in 1839
Made its constitution in 1868
They have three branches:
Executive--Grand Duke-head of state)
Prime Minister -head of government
Legislative- unicameral parliament & Judicial- Superior Court.
Suffrage is Universal over the age of 18
The government budget (2012) is €10.69 billion ($14.89 billion)
Currency is euros (€) $1.00 is about €0.78 Many people remain in their hometown creating close extended families.
Family obligations are a priority
Parents are closely involved in the education and career options of their children
Each family member has certain duties and responsibilities that keep their society in place
A national dish is judd mat gaardebounen – smoked pork served in a cream-based sauce with potato and beans.