Geography of Luxembourg
Luxembourg is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 2,586 km² (approx. 998 mi²). Continental shelf of Luxembourg is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Luxembourg is located in Europe. Europe is a continent whose borders date back to the period of antiquity. European countries include, but are not limited to, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malta, and The Vatican. Luxembourg has 3 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Belgium, France, Germany. Luxembourg is a landlocked country. The average elevation range of Luxembourg is 325 m (1,066 ft).
Total length of land borders of Luxembourg is 327 kilometers (~126 miles). Luxembourg shares its land borders with 3 different countries, and has the same number of unique land boundaries to neigbouring territories. As in the case of Luxembourg, if a country has the same number of unique neighboring territories as number of land borders, than that country has no non-contiguous sections of a land border. This is in contrast to several countries that have multiple non-contiguous sections of land borders. Luxembourg has 3 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Belgium, France, and Germany. The lengths of the land borders of Luxembourg with its neighbouring countries are as follows:
- Belgium - 148 km (92 mi),
- France - 73 km (45 mi),
- Germany - 138 km (86 mi).
The capital city of Luxembourg is Luxembourg. The largest city in Luxembourg is Luxembourg.
The average elevation range of Luxembourg is 325 m (1,066 ft). The highest point of Luxembourg is Kneiff, with its official height being 560 m (1,837 ft). The lowest point of Luxembourg is Moselle River. It lies at 133 m (436 ft) above the sea level. The elevation difference between the highest (Kneiff) and lowest (Moselle River) points of Luxembourg is 427 m (2 ft).
The total land area of Luxembourg is 2,586 km² (approx. 998 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of Luxembourg is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Luxembourg is approximately 2,586 km² (~998 mi²). Luxembourg is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.
Forest and arable land
870 km² of Luxembourg's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 34% of all the land in the country. There are 709 km² of arable land in Luxembourg, and it comprises 27% of the country's total territory.
Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.
The most notable natural resources found in Luxembourg are iron ore, arable land.