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Grand Duchy of Luxembourg


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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: 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


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


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.