Luxembourg

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Overview

Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish: Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg, French: Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, German: Großherzogtum Luxemburg), is a small landlocked country in western Europe, bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. Luxembourg has a population of around 509,074 people in an area of approximately 2,586 square kilometres (999 sq mi). Its capital is Luxembourg City.

Luxembourg is a parliamentary representative democracy with a constitutional monarchy, ruled by a Grand Duke. It is the world's only remaining sovereign Grand Duchy. The country has a highly developed economy, with the highest Gross Domestic Product per capita in the world (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency 2007). Its historic and strategic importance dates back to its founding as a Roman era fortress site and Frankish count's castle site in the Early Middle Ages. It was an important bastion along the Spanish road when Spain was the principal European power influencing the whole western hemisphere and beyond in the 14th–17th centuries.

Luxembourg is a founding member of the European Union, NATO, the United Nations, Benelux, and the Western European Union, reflecting the political consensus in favour of economic, political, and military integration. The city of Luxembourg, the capital and largest city, is the seat of several institutions and agencies of the European Union.

Luxembourg lies on the cultural divide between Romance Europe and Germanic Europe, borrowing customs from each of the distinct traditions. Luxembourg is a trilingual country; German, French and Luxembourgish are official languages. Although a secular state, Luxembourg is predominantly Roman Catholic.


Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Luxembourg.

Education in Luxembourg

For a general description of education in Luxembourg see Education:Luxembourg.


e-learning

For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Luxembourg.


Quality procedures

Internet in Luxembourg

Internet in Education

Copyright law in Luxembourg

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Luxembourg

National OER initiatives

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives

References

Reports


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