Luxembourg Abbreviations

LU is the abbreviation for Luxembourg, the 167th largest country in the world. Officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Luxembourg is a country located in Europe, bordering 3 countries – Belgium, France, and Germany. Luxembourg City is the capital city of Luxembourg. Major cities include Luxembourg (population: 76,673), Esch-sur-Alzette (population: 28,217), Dudelange (population: 18,002), Schifflange (population: 8,144), Bettembourg (population: 7,426), Pétange (population: 7,176), Ettelbruck (population: 6,353), Diekirch (population: 6,231), Strassen (population: 5,995), and Bertrange (population: 5,604).

Country Profile

  • Capital: Luxembourg City
  • Language: Luxembourgish, French, German
  • Area: 2,586.4 km2
  • Population: 613,883
  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Time zone: UTC+1
  • Calling code: 352
  • ISO 2-Letter Abbreviation: LU
  • UN 3-Letter Abbreviation: LUX
  • Internet TLD: .lu
  • State Government Website: http://luxembourg.public.lu

Map of Luxembourg

List of Luxembourg Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about Luxembourg are LU which stands for Luxembourg and EUR which means Euro (€) (Luxembourg currency). In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Luxembourg, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

LU: Luxembourg

Abbreviation Meaning
ARCL Alfa Romeo Club Luxembourg
ANCL All Nations Church of Luxembourg
ACL Alpine Club de Luxembourg
ABLNP Association Belgo-Luxembourgeoise des Numismates Professionnels
ACTL Association Cultural Turkey-Luxembourg
AAPL Association des Architectes de la Province de Luxembourg
AAPLS Association des Architectes de la Province de Luxembourg
ABBL Association des Banques et Banquiers du Luxembourg
ASSEMBLE Association des Biologistes Luxembourgois
ASBL Association des Biologistes Luxembourgois
ALA Association Luxembourg Alzheimer
ALEBA Association Luxembourgeoise des Employés des Banques et Assurances
ALFI Association Luxembourgeoise des Fonds d’Investissement
ALI Association Luxembourgeoise des Ingenieurs
ALOC Association Luxembourgeoise des Organisations de la Construction
ABBL Association of Banks and Bankers of Luxembourg
AVD Association pour la Vente Directe au Luxembourg
AVPL Association Vétérinaire de la Province de Luxembourg
ACL Automobile Club Luxembourg
BCL Banque Centrale du Luxembourg
BUNDLE Banque de Luxembourg
BDL Banque de Luxembourg
BGL Banque Générale du Luxembourg
BILLION Banque Internationale à Luxembourg
BIL Banque Internationale à Luxembourg
BLAS Belgian and Luxembourg Association of Singapore
BENELUX Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg
BNL Bibliothèque Nationale de Luxembourg
CPL Centrale Paysanne Luxembourgeoise
CHL Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg
CFL Chemin de Fer Luxembourgeois
CBL Clearstream Banking Luxembourg
CLT Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télédiffusion
CCDL Cours Complementaires en Droit Luxembourgeois
FIAL Fédération des Industries Agro-Alimentaires Luxembourgeoise
FLF Federation Luxembourgeoise de Football
FLAM Fédération Luxembourgeoise des Arts Martiaux
FLEA Federation Luxembourgeoise des Enterprises d’Assainissement
FUL Fondation Universitaire Luxembourgeoise
GJL Global Jet Luxembourg
GDL Gouvernement du Luxembourg
GDL Grand Duchy Of Luxembourg
GLCR Groupe Luxembourgeois de Croisières et de Régates
GICL Groupement des Industries du Caoutchouc du Luxembourg
IBLC Institut Belgo-Luxembourgeois du Change
ILR Institut Luxembourgeois de Régulation
IML Institut Monetaire Luxembourgeois
IBBL Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg
ISL International School of Luxembourg
KBL Kredietbank SA Luxembourgeoise
LLCC Ligue Luxembourgeoise Contre le Cancer
LGL Luxair, Luxembourg
LABEL Luxembourg
LICENSE Luxembourg
L Luxembourg
LITER Luxembourg
LUX Luxembourg
LU Luxembourg
LACC Luxembourg Air Cargo Club
LCTO Luxembourg City Tourist Office
LES Luxembourg Employment Study
LUF Luxembourg Franc
LUE Luxembourg Franc
LIS Luxembourg Income Study
LIX Luxembourg Internet Exchange
LSF Luxembourg School of Finance
LWS Luxembourg Wealth Study
LUX Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Findel
LGL Lycée des Garçons Luxembourg
MCCL Master Computer Club Luxembourg
MCL Moto Club Luxembourg
MLQ Mouvement Luxembourgeois pour la Qualité
OLAP Office Luxembourgeois pour l’Accroissement de la Productivite
PLIR Portail Luxembourgeois de l’Innovation et de la Recherche
RTL Radio Télévision Luxembourg
RMT Registre Morphologique des Tumeurs au Grand-Duche de Luxembourg
SNL Société des Naturalistes Luxembourgeois
SLO Société Luxembourgeoise d’Oncologie
SLSB Society of Luxembourg Students in Britain
SRIR Special Risk Insurance and Reinsurance Luxembourg SA
TNL Théatre National du Luxembourg
BLT Toxicology Society of Belgium and Luxembourg
UEL Union des Entreprises Luxembourgeoises
UJL Union des Journalistes Luxembourg
ULC Union Luxembourgeoise des Consommateurs
UNEL Union Nationale des Etudiant-e-s du Luxembourg

Geography

Luxembourg is a small inland state in Western Europe, the size of Vestfold county. The land is largely formed by the areas around the rivers Sûre and Alzette. The northern part of the country consists of wooded hills and low mountains. In the south are broad, fertile valleys.

One third of Luxembourg is covered by forest. The country has a temperate Central European climate, with long snowy winters and relatively warm and humid summers.

Luxembourg’s environmental problems are mainly air and water pollution in the cities, as well as pollution of agricultural lands.

History

Luxembourg’s written history begins in the Middle Ages and revolves around the castle of Luxembourg. There it developed an urban community that later became a small but strategically important country in the heart of Europe. In 963, the country became an independent political entity. Then the Belgian province, also called Luxembourg, was part of the area.

From the mid-1400s, Luxembourg was subject to various European countries and dominions, until the country was declared Grand Duchy and independent federal state under William 1 of the Netherlands in 1815. When Belgium detached from the Netherlands in 1839, Luxembourg lost over half its area, but won also greater independence.

The country was declared independent and neutral in 1867 and achieved full independence in 1890 when the Dutch King William II died. Luxembourg was occupied by German troops throughout World War I and World War II. This led to the country abandoning the principle of neutrality, becoming one of the founding nations of both the UN, EU and NATO.

Society and politics

Luxembourg is a representative democracy in the form of a monarchy, with a Grand Duke as head of state. The Grand Duke’s role is mainly ceremonial. The country is headed by the prime minister, who is called “government president”. Parliament is elected every five years.

Luxembourg has stable political conditions. The Christian Democratic Party has led almost all governments since 1919, and there is political agreement on most major issues. Around 40 per cent of the population are foreign nationals – mainly from other EU countries. Most native Luxembourgers speak three languages; Luxembourgish, French and German. Today, the country is the seat of the European Parliament, the European Court of Justice, the European Investment Bank and several other EU institutions.

Economics and Commerce

Luxembourg is a high-income country with solid economic growth, low inflation and unemployment. The country has one of the highest living standards in Western Europe. Gross national product (GDP) per capita has long been among the highest in the world. Luxembourg’s economic prosperity is based in the iron and steel industry, which was established in the 19th century.

The industry has later become much more differentiated and now includes, among other things, the production of chemicals and rubber. In addition, a new high-tech industry has been established. However, service industries – especially the banking and finance sectors – are becoming more and more important, and Luxembourg is now one of Europe’s most important financial centers.

Many are concerned that the country’s economy has become too dependent on the financial sector, as it is thus vulnerable to international fluctuations. The country experienced a economic downturn during the financial crisis in 2009, but quickly recovered. However, unemployment has remained higher than usual.

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