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Territory

Luxembourg City has an area of 51.73 km², making up about 2% of the nation's territory. It has a circumference of 52.5 km.

Other figures:

  • 30% of the city is covered by buildings;
  • 27.7% of the city is covered by agriculture;
  • 22% of the city is covered by forests;
  • 8.7% of the city is covered by streets and squares;
  • 1.5% of the city is covered by industrial facilities;
  • 0.7% of the city is covered by waterways.

Luxembourg City is located at 49°36'36"N, 6°7'40"E. Its altitude ranges from 232 m (Beggen, Rue de Bastogne) to 408 m (Dommeldange plateau), and is 304 m in the city centre (Place d'Armes).

The average temperature is 9.0°C (measured in Findel).

Population

Total population (as at 31 December 2018): 119,214 inhabitants

  • Luxembourgers: 35,055 (29.41%)
  • Foreigners: 84,159 (70.59%)

Distances to cities in neighbouring countries

Having borders with Belgium, France and Germany, Luxembourg is in the heart of Europe:

France Germany Belgium

Metz: 60 km

Trier: 48 km

Liège: 168 km

Strasbourg: 222 km

Saarbrücken: 100 km

Brussels: 225 km

Paris: 370 km

Cologne: 197 km

Antwerp: 254 km

Motorway network

Six motorways directly connect the capital to these neighbouring cities:

  • the A1 to Cologne and Frankfurt;
  • the A13 to Strasbourg and Saarbrücken;
  • the A3 to Metz, Nancy and Paris;
  • the A4 to Esch-sur-Alzette;
  • the A6 to Namur, Brussels, Liège and Maastricht;
  • the A7 to Aachen;

Municipal bus network

Download the table with key figures for the municipal bus network below.

City staff

To be able to properly provide for its residents, the City of Luxembourg has around fifty administrative, technical, cultural, social and socio-educational departments.

Workforce as at 1 January 2019

Role Women Men Total

City employees

62

32

94

Civil servants

459

1,301

1,761

Employees (former private sector employees)

497

276

773

Employees (former labourers)

499

934

1,433

TOTAL

1,517

2,543

4,061


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Bierger-Center

44, place Guillaume II /
2, rue Notre-Dame
L-2090 Luxembourg

Opening hours

Monday–Friday

8:00–17:00


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Bâtiment "LEO"

9, bd FD Roosevelt
L-2450 Luxembourg

Opening hours

Monday–Friday

8:00–11:30 and 13:30–16:30


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Service Autobus

63 rue de Bouillon
L-1248 Luxembourg

Opening hours

Monday–Friday (call centre)

7:30–22:00

Saturday (call centre)

8:00–16:00