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Luxembourg /ˈlʌksəmbɝɡ/ GA: ˈləksɪmbɚg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish: Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg, French: Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, German: Großherzogtum Luxemburg), is a small, landlocked country in western Europe, bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. Luxembourg has a population of under half a million people in an area of approximately 2,586 square kilometres (999 sq mi).
Religion in Luxembourg
Luxembourg is an officially secular state but the government recognises some officially mandated religions. Those currently recognised are the Roman Catholic Church, Protestantism, Anglicanism, the Greek Orthodox Church, the Russian Orthodox Church, Judaism and Islam. The state has a hand in the administration and appointment of clergy and in return pays some running costs and wages. This agreement between the government and certain religions is based on Napoleon's Concordat of 1801.
Luxembourg is a predominantly Roman Catholic country, Catholics making up approximately 87% of the poulation. Muslims, mainly immigrants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Albania, comprise about 2% of the population About 0.2% of Luxembourg's inhabitants are Buddhists.
- The Complete Book of Buddha's Lists -- Explained. David N. Snyder, Ph.D., 2006.
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