Luxembourg Demographics

What is the population of Luxembourg?

Population 628,381
Population Growth Rate 1.13%
Urban Population 85.4%
Population in Major Urban Areas LUXEMBOURG (capital) 94,000
Nationality Noun Luxembourger(s)
Nationality Adjective Luxembourg
Ethnic Groups Celtic base (with French and German blend), Portuguese, Italian, Slavs (from Montenegro, Albania, and Kosovo) and European (guest and resident workers)
Languages Spoken Luxembourgish (national language), German (administrative language), French

Luxembourg Health Information

What are the health conditions in Luxembourg?

Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 8.52
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 100%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 100%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 7.7%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.3%
HIV/Aids Deaths 90
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 5.4
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 4.3
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 4.37
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 4.33
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 20
Mean Age for Mother's First Birth 29.3
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 26%
People Living with HIV/AIDS 750
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 2.78
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 100%
Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved 100%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.77

Luxembourg Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Luxembourg?

Life Expectancy at Birth 79 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 83 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 76 Years
Median Age 39 Years
Median Age - female 40 Years
Median Age - male 38 Years

Luxembourg Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Luxembourg median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 12
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 8.52
Median Age 39 Years
Median Age - female 40 Years
Median Age - male 38 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population 8.06
Population Growth Rate 1.13%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.06
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female 1
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .97
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.07
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .97
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .71

Luxembourg Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Luxembourg?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Medical facilities are widely available. Dial 112 for a medical emergency or the fire department, and 113 for the police. Hospitals in Luxembourg operate on a 24-hour rotation system. We do not advise self-referral to any hospital, with an exception: the “Centre Hospitalier” is always on-call for emergency cases involving children under the age of 14. In Luxembourg City, three major hospitals offer comprehensive general medical and surgical treatment. Additionally, there are two pediatric clinics and two obstetric clinics in Luxembourg City. There are also hospitals in the south of the country (Esch-sur-Alzette) and in the north (Wiltz). For more specialized care, including major burns, transfer to a regional burn center in Belgium or France is necessary. Three medical services (maisons médicales) provide general medical treatment (not suitable for emergency cases) after hours, on weekends, and holidays, when a treating physician is not available. Please see information on all medical facilities in Luxembourg at the following website.

Most drugstores are located in Luxembourg City but can also be found throughout the country in all major communes. Drugstores operate on a 24-hour rotation system for after-hours services, including emergency prescriptions. The on-call pharmacy is listed daily in the local newspaper or can be ascertained by calling 112. A doctor's prescription is sometimes necessary for drugs that are sold over the counter in the United States.

Luxembourg Education

What is school like in Luxembourg?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 3.7%
Literacy - female 100%
Literacy - male 100%
Literacy - total population 100%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 14 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 14 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 14 Years

Luxembourg Literacy

Can people in Luxembourg read?

Literacy - female 100%
Literacy - male 100%
Literacy - total population 100%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language Luxembourgish (national language), German (administrative language), French

Luxembourg Crime

Is Luxembourg a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

The predominant forms of crime in Luxembourg are non-violent. Such crimes include the theft of valuables through snatching of purses/bags, and breaking and entering of unoccupied homes. Crime is more pronounced in Luxembourg City, especially at bus terminals and the main train station and its surroundings. Street robbery can turn violent if the victim is isolated and cannot seek help from by-passers. You should take common-sense precautions while in Luxembourg; be vigilant with your personal belongings and refrain from carrying visible jewelry and more cash than necessary. Pickpockets often operate in teams, usually one team member distracts the victim while another empties the pockets or bag. You should be especially careful when taking the train to/from Brussels; theft of backpacks, laptops, or other valuables regularly occurs on this route.

Luxembourg has many public parks that are safe during the daylight hours, though the volume of low-level drug vending has increased in some of the city parks. You should avoid these parks after dark, though, because they pose a higher risk. During the summer season, you should be particularly alert to purse snatchings and confidence scams against tourists. Incidents of petty crime spike during the annual “Schueberfouer,” a three-week event held every summer.

Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal to bring back into the United States, if you purchase them you may also be breaking local law.

Luxembourg Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Luxembourg, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different than our own. Criminal penalties vary from country to country. There are also some things that might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States. You can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods abroad. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in Luxembourg, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not where you are going.

Persons violating Luxembourg's laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking in illegal drugs in Luxembourg are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.

Arrest notifications in Luxembourg:

While some countries will automatically notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested in a foreign country, that might not always be the case. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate as soon as you are arrested or detained overseas.

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