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The Cordell Hull Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, is active in sponsoring exchange programs for qualifying teachers from six continents. Currently, teachers hail from more than fifty countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Denmark, The ...See More Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nepal, The Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Scotland, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Wales. After enjoying the experience of teaching in the United States on a temporary basis, program participants return home to share wonderful memories and positive feedback on American culture. Show Less
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For the past three years, the number of women in Luxembourg affected by domestic violence has amounted to around 300 victims.1 In 2003, the domestic violence law was updated to include harsher minimum punishments for perpetrators of domestic violence.2 Over the past year, more womenâ's counseling centers were made available to victims.3 In June of 2014, Luxembourg legalized same-sex marriages within the country in hopes of reducing discrimination based on sexual orientation.4

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1http://www.europarl.europa.eu/webnp/webdav/site/myjahiasite/shared/ICMs/2014/IWD%20FEMM%2005.03.2014/Luxembourg-.pdf
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4 http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/06/18/luxembourg-marriage-equality-approved
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Geography

Western Europe, between France and Germany
Area

Total 2,586 sq km
Land 2,586 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

modified continental with mild winters, cool summers
Natural Resources

iron ore (no longer exploited), arable land ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

air and water pollution in urban areas, soil pollution of farmland

Demographics

Nationality
Luxembourg
Population
514,862 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

This small, stable, high-income economy - benefiting from its proximity to France, Belgium, and Germany - has historically featured solid growth, low inflation, and low unemployment. The industrial sector, initially dominated by steel, has become increasingly diversified to include chemicals, rubber, and other products. Growth in the financial sector, which now accounts for about 27% of GDP, has more than compensated for the decline in steel. Most banks are foreign-owned and have extensive foreign dealings, but Luxembourg has lost some of its advantages as a favorable tax location because of OECD and EU pressure. The economy depends on foreign and ...See More cross-border workers for about 40% of its labor force. Luxembourg, like all EU members, suffered from the global economic crisis that began in late 2008, but unemployment has trended below the EU average. Following strong expansion from 2004 to 2007, Luxembourg's economy contracted 3.6% in 2009, but rebounded in 2010-11 before slowing again in 2012. The country continues to enjoy an extraordinarily high standard of living - GDP per capita ranks among the highest in the world, and is the highest in the euro zone. Turmoil in the world financial markets and lower global demand during 2008-09 prompted the government to inject capital into the banking sector and implement stimulus measures to boost the economy. Government stimulus measures and support for the banking sector, however, led to a 5% government budget deficit in 2009. Nevertheless, the deficit was cut to 1.1% in 2011 and 0.9% in 2012. Even during the financial crisis and recovery, Luxembourg retained the highest current account surplus as a share of GDP in the euro zone, owing largely to their strength in financial services. Public debt remains among the lowest of the region although it has more than doubled since 2007 as percentage of GDP. Luxembourg's economy, while stabile, grew slowly in 2012 due to ongoing weak growth in the euro area. Authorities have strengthened supervision of domestic banks because of their exposure to the activities of foreign banks. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$42.92 billion (2012 est.); $42.87 billion (2011 est.); $42.17 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

grapes, barley, oats, potatoes, wheat, fruits; dairy and livestock products
Industries

banking and financial services, iron and steel, information technology, telecommunications, cargo transportation, food processing, chemicals, metal products, engineering, tires, glass, aluminum, tourism