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Luxembourg

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LUXEMBOURG
LUXEMBOURG

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Luxembourg - Country Information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

352

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

L

Internet country code

LU

GRC Country Code

LUX

Luxembourg - Number format

German/Lëtzebuergesch:

   1.234,45

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

French:

   1 234,45

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

Luxembourg - Date and time formats

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   Note: This section last updated 10th May 2021

In French:

   dd/mm/yy
   14:32

In German and Lëtzebuergesch:

   dd.mm.yy
   14:32

Luxembourg - Languages

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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

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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 Coopérative)
   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 à Responsabilité Limitée)
   SPRL (Société Privée à Responsabilité Limitée)
   Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Luxembourg - Addresses

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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 

or

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

For example:

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

image Street names in French and German, © Bernd Kueck, http:www.grenzen.150m.com External

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

Thoroughfare types

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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

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

Luxembourg - Postal codes

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   Note: This section last updated 4th April 2020

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:

   30,31,50,51,60,70,71,78,79,89

The first two digits indicate the delivery office.

Luxembourg Post prefers that the codes are written preceded by L-.

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

Luxembourg - Postal code format graphic

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Luxembourg - Postal code format

Luxembourg - Postal code specifics

Luxembourg - Postal code regular expression

\A((1|2|4|9)[0-9][0-9][0-9]|(3)[2-9][0-9][0-9]|(5)[2-9][0-9][0-9]|(6)[1-9][0-9][0-9]|(7)[2-7][0-9][0-9]|(8)[0-8][0-9][0-9]|(L-)(1|2|4|9)[0-9][0-9][0-9]|(L-)(3)[2-9][0-9][0-9]|(L-)(5)[2-9][0-9][0-9]|(L-)(6)[1-9][0-9][0-9]|(L-)(7)[2-7][0-9][0-9]|(L-)(8)[0-8][0-9][0-9])\Z

Luxembourg - Postal code level of coverage

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Luxembourg - Postal code map

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Place names in Luxembourg

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   Note: This section last updated 20th January 2017

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 http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External
   Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Luxembourg - Administrative districts

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Luxembourg has 3 districts External and 12 cantons:

District Canton
Diekirch External Clervaux External
  Diekirch External
  Redange External
  Vianden External
  Wiltz External
Grevenmacher External Echternach External
  Grevenmacher External
  Remich External
Luxembourg External Capellen External
  Esch-sur-Alzette External
  Luxembourg External
  Mersch External

Administrative districts graphic

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Telephone numbers in Luxembourg

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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 http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 

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