5. It’s bigger than popular opinion believes
There is a tendency to view Luxembourg as a microscopic fragment of the European landmass – when, in fact, at 998 square miles, it is roughly the size of the American state of Rhode Island. Admittedly, Rhode Island is the smallest of the 50 constituent parts of the USA, so that’s an awkward comparison – but Luxembourg is nonetheless quite a lot larger than all those other European countries which are generally included in the Not Very Big Club. It’s a lot larger than Andorra (180 square miles), Malta (122 square miles), Liechtenstein (62 square miles), San Marino (24 square miles), Monaco (0.78 square miles) and Vatican City (just 0.17 square miles). It also has a population of more than half a million (576,249 people). In others words, there is more to Luxembourg than you think.