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Luxembourg

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

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Geography

Area: 2,586 sq km

The smallest of the Benelux, or Low Countries.

Population: 491,772    Annual Growth: 1.17%

Capital: Luxemburg

Urbanites: 82.2%

HDI Rank: 11 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 19 (5% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: French, used in official communication. German dominates education and the newspapers. Lëtzebuergesch (of Franco-Mosellan origin) is the national language; English learning is compulsory in schools    Languages: 6 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians401,43381.630.4
Evangelicals2,5540.54.6

Prayercast

Challenges for Prayer

Luxembourg’s strong Catholic heritage remains, but is slowly dwindling. Sea changes in Catholicism have had little impact here, and while the majority profess Catholicism, only a small percent regularly attend mass or practice their faith. A melange of secularism, materialism and a fuzzy personalized spirituality all weigh in heavily in shaping the prevalent worldview of this highly affluent Grand Duchy. Veneration of Mary plays a great role in cultural tradition and ritual. It is tradition more than conviction that keeps Luxembourg Catholic. Pray that people discover the power of the living Christ.

     For an additional 3 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Luxembourg.