Luxembourg, located at the crossroads of important routes between the rivers Moselle and the Meuse, has always been an important economic and strategic area. Despite the many changes in the political status of Luxembourg retained its face and gained independence.
Today it is a major center of international finance, the second in Europe after London in the number of banks (220). Agriculture occupies a secondary place in the economy, dominated by animal husbandry, development of viticulture and winemaking. The important role tourism plays in the national economy.
Historical Luxembourg exceeded the current borders of the Grand Duchy, it consisted of the same name as the province of Belgium and the small areas of neighboring countries. Now the country is a “triangle” (2586 square kilometers) in the heart of Western Europe, bordered by France, Belgium and Germany.