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    Luxembourg Geography 2000

      Location: Western Europe, between France and Germany

      Geographic coordinates: 49 45 N, 6 10 E

      Map references: Europe

      Area:
      total: 2,586 sq km
      land: 2,586 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Rhode Island

      Land boundaries:
      total: 359 km
      border countries: Belgium 148 km, France 73 km, Germany 138 km

      Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims: none (landlocked)

      Climate: modified continental with mild winters, cool summers

      Terrain: mostly gently rolling uplands with broad, shallow valleys; uplands to slightly mountainous in the north; steep slope down to Moselle flood plain in the southeast

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Moselle River 133 m
      highest point: Burgplatz 559 m

      Natural resources: iron ore (no longer exploited), arable land

      Land use:
      arable land: 24%
      permanent crops: 1%
      permanent pastures: 20%
      forests and woodland: 21%
      other: 34%

      Irrigated land: 10 sq km (including Belgium) (1993 est.)

      Natural hazards: NA

      Environment - current issues: air and water pollution in urban areas

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulphur 85, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Environmental Modification, Law of the Sea

      Geography - note: landlocked

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