Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Table of Contents

Luxembourg - Country Information


Local short name form

Official name





International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Luxembourg -Number format



(where , indicates the decimal separator and . the thousands separator)


   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

Luxembourg -Languages


The official language is Lëtzebuergesch External, a German-Moselle-Frankish dialect which should be regarded as a distinct language related to German. French External is spoken by 13 100 as a mother-language and German External has 9 200 mother-language speakers.

Luxembourg -Company legal forms


The following company types may be found in Luxemburg:

   Affaire Personnelle
   ASBL (Association sans But Lucratif) (Indicates a Charity)
   Association de Fait
   Association Momentanée
   SA (Société Anonyme)
   Sarl (Société à responsabilité limitée – private company)
   SC (Société Cooperative)
   SCS (Société en Commandite)
   SICAV (Société d'investissement à capital variable)
   SNC or SENC (Société en Nom Collectif – general partnership)
   Société en Commandité par Actions
   Société en Commandité Simple
   Société  Etrangère
   SOPARFI (Société de Participation Financière – holding company)
   SPRL (Sociéte de Personnes a Responsabilité Limitée)
   SPRL (Société Privée a Responsabilité Limitée)

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see External

Luxembourg -Addresses


Street names can either be in French, German or Letzebuergesch. Increasingly, especially in the capital, street names are given in both languages.

The structure of the address is slightly different according to the language of the address inasmuch as in a French address, the thoroughfare type is prefixed to the thoroughfare name with spaces between the words, whereas addresses in Letzebuergesch have the thoroughfare type suffixed to the thoroughfare name without a space. Otherwise, addresses are structured thus:

   Recipient name
   number[ ]Thoroughfare
   postal code[ ]TOWN NAME 


   Recipient name
   number[, ]Thoroughfare
   postal code[ ]TOWN NAME

For example:


Thoroughfare types given in French should be written with the first letter in lower case.

image Street names in French and German, © Bernd Kueck, External

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Thoroughfare types


As Letzebuergesch itself has a number of dialects and therefore a number of different spellings for thoroughfare types depending on the region, a list of the thoroughfare types in Letzebuergesch cannot be given here.

Please refer to the chapters on France and Belgium for lists of commonly occurring thoroughfare types and abbreviations as found when addresses are written in French.

Luxembourg -Post office box


This is often written in its French form – Boîte Postale.

Luxembourg -Postal codes


Postal codes (Code Postal or Postleitzahl) in Luxembourg consist of a block of 4 numbers, beginning with a number between 1 and 9, and they are written on the last line of the address preceding the town name. Postal codes beginning with the following numbers are currently not used:


The first two digits indicate the delivery office.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Luxembourg -Postal code format graphic


Luxembourg -Postal code format

Luxembourg -Postal code specifics

Luxembourg -Postal code regular expression


Luxembourg -Postal code level of coverage


Place names in Luxembourg


Refer to Exonyms in Luxembourg for full lists of place names in Luxembourg in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at External

Other language place name data can be acquired at External

Luxembourg - Administrative districts


Administrative districts graphic

Telephone numbers in Luxembourg


Luxembourg numbers do not have area codes, and fixed geographic numbers have lengths varying from 4 to 11 digits. Mobile numbers are 9 digits long and commence with a 6.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see External

Every effort is made to keep this resource updated. If you find any errors, or have any questions or requests, please don't hesitate to contact the author.

All information copyright Graham Rhind 2019. Any information used should be acknowledged and referenced.