Luxembourg is a constitutional monarchy (Grand Duchy) in Western Europe. Luxembourg is a small inland state bordering Belgium in the west and north, Germany in the east and France in the south. There are two main regions, Ösling in the north and Gutland in the south. The capital is Luxembourg. Luxembourg is slightly larger than Vestfold county, has 556,319 inhabitants per 2014 and is one of the smallest nations in…

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Nightlife in Zurich

Sunset over Zurich

Zurich’s nightlife mainly takes place in the old town on both sides of the Limmat. In the side streets around Nieder- and Oberdorfstrasse on the right side of the Limmat, there are a lot of hidden bars and cafés. New bars and clubs are also constantly opening in the city, especially west of the main train station in the fourth and fifth district, around Langstrasse. Also in the vicinity of the Hardbrücke are…

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Transportation in Zurich

Zurich is Switzerland's largest city

Public transportation The city’s extremely efficient and easy-to-use tram and bus network is managed by the Zurich Transport Authority (VBZ) (Tel: (08 48) 801 880. Internet: The Zurich Transport Association (ZVV) (Internet: operates the transport system of the entire canton, including the trains. Public transport operates from 5:30 a.m. to midnight. Night buses depart from Bellevue on Fridays and Saturdays at 1 a.m., 2 a.m. and 3 a.m.…

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Belgium Overview

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According to Digopaul, Belgium is one of Europe’s smallest and most densely populated countries, and on the surface as large as Småland. It is a multifaceted country that has played an important role in European history. Both the EU and NATO are headquartered in Brussels. Capital: Brussels Biggest city: Brussels State: monarchy within the EU Language: Flemish, French, German Religion: catholicism Surface: 30,510 km² Population: 11.2 million (2013) Population density:…

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France Overview

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According to Digopaul, France is the world’s most visited destination, and is visited every year by 85 million tourists. Here you will find both beaches, alps, vineyards and a wealth of cultural riches. Few countries have such a rich cultural offer as France. Capital: Paris Biggest city: Paris State: republic within the EU Language: French Religion: catholicism Surface: 551 695 km Population: 63.9 million (2012) Population density: 94 residents per…

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Jersey Overview

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According to Digopaul, Jersey is one of the Channel Islands between Great Britain and France, just off the coast of Normandy. Jersey does not belong to the United Kingdom but has a special, historically conditioned status under the British Crown. Jersey has its own legislative parliament as well as its own administration. However, the validity of the laws depends on the consent of the British Crown. With a few exceptions,…

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Luxembourg Overview

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According to Digopaul, Luxembourg is a Grand Duchy located at the intersection of Belgium, Germany and France. The country is one of the six original members of the EEC (later the EC and the EU). Luxembourg is one of Europe’s microstates. Capital: Luxembourg Biggest city: Luxembourg State: Grand Duchy of the EU Language: German, French, Luxembourgish Religion: catholicism Surface: 2,586 km Population: 514,900 (2013) Population density: 190 residents per km²…

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Monaco Overview

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According to Digopaul, the Principality of Monaco is just under two square kilometers, making the country the world’s second smallest independent state after the Vatican City. With its 30,500 residents, it is also the world’s most densely populated country. Monaco is one of Europe’s microstates. Capital: Monaco Biggest city: Monte Carlo State: principality under French protection Language: French Religion: catholicism Surface: 2 km² Population: 30,500 (2013) Population density: 16,905 residents…

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Netherlands Overview

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According to Digopaul, the Netherlands borders the North Sea, Belgium and Germany. The Kingdom of the Netherlands also includes the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba in the Caribbean. The capital of the Netherlands is Amsterdam, but the government and parliament are based in The Hague, where the monarch also resides. Official language is Dutch. Capital: Amsterdam Biggest city: Amsterdam State: monarchy within the EU Language: Dutch Religion: Christianity Surface: 41 526…

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Switzerland Overview

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Alpine Switzerland attracts tourists from all over the world with its magnificent nature. Beautiful roads, deep valleys and a functioning train system where impressive views pass by like movie scenes have made Switzerland one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations. Capital: Bern Biggest city: Zurich State: Federal Republic Language: German, French, Italian, Romanesque Religion: Christianity Surface: 41 290 km² Population: 8.1 million (2013) Population density: 184 residents per km² Life…

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