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Luxembourg (city)

NameLuxembourg City
Native Name 
Image SkylineLuxembourg Fortress from Adolphe Bridge 02 c67.jpg
Image CaptionSkyline of Luxembourg city
Image ShieldBlason ville lu Luxembourg-ville.svg

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The city of Luxembourg ( , ), also known as Luxembourg City ( , , ), is a commune with city status, and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is located at the confluence of the Alzette and Pétrusse Rivers in southern Luxembourg. The city contains the historic Luxembourg Castle, established by the Franks in the Early Middle Ages, around which a settlement developed.

Luxembourg City lies at the heart of Western Europe, situated 213 km (132.4 mi) by road from Brussels, 372 km (231.2 mi) from Paris, 209 km (129.9 mi) from Cologne, and 65 km (40.4 mi) from Metz in northeast France.

In 2009, Luxembourg was ranked as having the third highest GDP - per capita at $79,600 (US Dollars) with the city having developed into a banking and administrative centre. It is a seat of several institutions of the European Union, including the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Auditors, and the European Investment Bank.

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