Flag of Luxembourg

Flag of Luxembourg

The flag of Luxembourg is composed of a red-white-blue tricolor in a horizontal form. Luxembourg created a personal union with the Netherlands in the 19th century, as a result, their flags are very similar. However, the blue stripe of Luxembourg´s flag is lighter and the ratio of sides is different as well. Luxembourg was a long time under the Habsburgs rule and it did not achieved independence until 1867, although it was officially declared the Grand Duchy at the Congress of Vienna in 1815 already. The flag was adopted in 1972 and the colors of the tricolor were taken from the coat of arms of the Grand Duchy, which depicts a red two-tailed lion on a red and blue background.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes LU, LUX (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Capital city Luxembourg
Continent Europe
Member of United Nations, European Union, NATO
Population 613 894 (2019)
Total area 2 586 km2
Highest point Kneiff (560 m, 1 837 ft)
Lowest point Moselle River (133 m, 436 ft)
GDP per capita $ 116 640 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Euro (€, EUR)
Calling code +352
Internet TLD .lu

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