Luxembourg definitions

lŭk'səm-bûrg'
Its capital, in the S part.
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A country of northwest Europe bordering on Belgium, Germany, and France. Created as a duchy in 1354, it was ruled successively by Burgundy, Spain, Austria, and France between 1443 and 1797, and it was made a grand duchy of the Netherlands by the Congress of Vienna (1814–1815). In 1839 the greater part of it passed to Belgium. The remainder became autonomous in 1848 and was declared a neutral and independent territory in 1867. Luxembourg is the capital.
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The capital of Luxembourg, in the southern part of the country. It developed around a heavily fortified tenth-century castle.
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Grand duchy in W Europe, bounded by Belgium, Germany, & France: 998 sq mi (2,586 sq km)
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Province of S Belgium: 1,715 sq mi (4,442 sq km)
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