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Compare all the major car hire brands including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Alamo and find the best prices for car hire in Luxembourg. Car rental in Luxembourg includes Theft Waiver (TW), Third Party Liability Insurance and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) as well as unlimited mileage when you hire with us.

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Introduction
Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a tiny landlocked country in western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and south, France to the south, and Germany to the east. The border shared with Germany is formed by three rivers: the Moselle, the Sauer, and the Our. Luxembourg has two distinct regions: Oesling in the north forming part of the Ardennes mountains, and the Gutland (“good country”) to the south. The total area is approximately 998 square miles (2,586 sq km), and the country measures 51 miles (82km) long and 35 miles (57 km) wide, making it smaller than the state of Rhode Island.

Population and language
Luxembourg has approximately 524,000 residents. This number swells on the weekdays as "frontaliers" who live in neighboring countries commute into Luxembourg for work.
The people of Luxembourg are called Luxembourgers; more than a  third were born outside the country, primarily in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, or Portugal. The country's culture includes a mix of Romance and Germanic traditions. It has three official languages: Luxembourgish, German, and French. Most residents speak at least two of these. Luxembourgish is generally used when speaking to each other, while most official business is conducted in French, and German is used in schools, churches, and the media. Many Luxembourgers also speak English. An estimated 87% of the country's population is Roman Catholic, although Luxembourg is officially a secular state.

Major cities and tourist destinations
The largest city is Luxembourg, which also serves as the capital and has approximately 90,000 residents. The city itself is on the UNESCO World Heritage List in recognition of the historic importance of its fortifications. There are also several notable museums here.

The northern region (Oesling) is sparsely populated; only the town of Wiltz has a population of more than 4,000 people. Other large towns, located in the south (Gutland), include Esch-sur-Alzette, Dudelange, and Differdange. The National Museum of Military History in Diekirch is known for its exhibit of the Battle of the Bulge, and is a popular tourist attraction. Echternach, a small and lively town, is the oldest city in the country, and a great starting place to explore the beautiful region known as “Little Switzerland” or Mullerthal. Another popular destination is Mondorf-les-Bains, a spa town located on the border with France. The romantic village of Vianden, known for its stunning castle, is a tourist favorite in the Our river valley.

Climate
The climate is continental. There is high precipitation, especially towards the end of summer. Summers can get warm, but temperatures rarely rise above 85°F (30°C). Winters are mild, though January and February can be cold, with temperatures falling as low as 5°F (-15°C).
The terrain is mainly gently rolling hills with broad, shallow valleys. Slightly mountainous to the north, and a steep slope down to the Moselle flood plain in the southeast.

Economy
Luxembourg, one of the world's most developed countries, has the world's highest GDP per capita. GDP is estimated at $41.45 billion USD, with exports valued at $19.22 billion USD and imports valued at $26.5 billion USD. As part of the European Union, its currency is the Euro. Luxembourgish Euros are among the rarest of the Euros, and even within the country, most of your change will be in other countries' Euro coins.

The industrial sector was primarily based on steel until the 1960s, but has since diversified, and now includes rubber, chemicals, and other products. The financial sector has grown significantly over the past few decades, with banking and financial services now the top industry in Luxembourg. The country also has a reputation for its high tech industries. More than 60% of the country's labor force lives outside of Luxembourg's borders, commuting into the country for work each day.

Transportation
Luxembourg has a significant network of roadways and railways. There is a high-speed train link to Paris; both Paris and Brussels can be reached in under 3 hours. There is a bus network, though service can be sporadic, particularly away from the capital. More residents have cars here in Luxembourg than in almost anywhere else in Europe. Because the country has such a well developed road network, car hire is a recommended way to travel throughout the country. Luxembourg-Findel International Airport (LUX) is located near the city of Luxembourg, and offers flights to many European countries.

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