Luxembourg – officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg – is in Western Europe and borders France, Germany and Belgium. The culture is best described as a mixture of French and German, as reflected in its three official languages - French, German and Luxembourgish.
Luxembourg has an area of almost 1,000 square miles, with a population of approximately 600,000, making it one of the least populous countries in Europe (although the population is growing quickly).
The outstanding feature of society in the Grand Duchy is its multi-culturalism. Almost 45% of the population of the Grand Duchy are not Luxembourg nationals. In total, the country now counts more than 170 different nationalities.
This situation is reflected in the labour market, which is marked by a large-scale influx of French, Belgian and German cross-border workers.
The education system in the Grand Duchy is multilingual, as are other areas of everyday life. In addition to state-run schools, there are also a wide range of private and international schools.
Although the cost of living is higher than the European Union average, pay is also high and residents benefit from excellent healthcare and social security systems and a high level of security.
The high quality of life residents enjoy sees thousands of newcomers move to the Grand Duchy every year - international studies regularly confirm that people living in the Grand Duchy are among some of the happiest people in Europe.