|On the map Luxembourg looks like the State of Illinois but upside down. It is the only Grand Dutchy in the world. Created around 860 A.D., it had been an early Roman outpost, and had once been under the flag of Holland, but was granted independence.
Its 430,000 population has according to the "World Book of Statistics," the highest per capita income and quality of life rating in the world.
Luxembourg is a small splinter wedged between Germany, Belgium, and France; a Catholic and progressive country with a parliament and like Switzerland and Monaco the envy of Europe in income, low taxes and benefits, and big money.
Known for banking, an American University, and trains the best Chefs in Europe. It is also the law center of the New Europe; the European Union.
It has three languages: the State language being French, German the second, and the street common language is a unique blend of the combined ethnic groups in the area. It is the smallest country in Europe, and a thorn in the side of the big nations. Stumble It!