The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small country landlocked by Belgium, France and Germany.
Many of its inhabitants are trilingual in French, German and Luxembourgish – a dialect of German.
It has a population of 523,000.
Luxembourg’s prosperity was formerly based on steel manufacturing, but as that industry declined, Luxembourg diversified and is now best known for its status as Europe’s most powerful investment management centre.
It was one of the founding members of the European Union, signing the Treaty of Rome with Belgium, France, Italy, and West Germany in 1957.
Some say that Judd mat Gaardebounen is the country’s national dish. It’s a hefty, heart-warming dish of smoked and salted pork (judd) with broad beans (gaardebounen).