Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe, and ranked 170th in size of all the 194 independent countries of the world; the country is about 2,586 square kilometres (998 sq mi) in size, and measures 82 km (51 mi) long and 57 km (35 mi) wide. It lies between latitudes 49° and 51° N, and longitudes 5° and 7° E.
Luxembourg is a small and wonderful country in Europe. This tiny country has proud and unique traditions and is hospitable and hearty. Here, the delicacy of France and the generosity of Germany combine in an entirely different way than one finds in Belgium.