Korean War & UN

We pay tribute to those who died in Korea fighting for freedom and peace.

 

  A country in Central Europe
Location : Western Europe
Area : 2,586㎢
Capital : Luxemburg
Political System : Constitutional Monarchy
Language : French
Currency : Euro


The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, which is its official name, is a landlocked nation with Belgium to the south, France to the east and Germany to the west. The country is 84 km long and 52 km wide, encompassing an area of 2586 km². Called “the antique of Europe” by Napoleon, this small kingdom has been politically neutral for a long period. Viewed by some as a remnant of the European Feudal System, it has been a buffer zone between the traditional power neighbors Germany and France. While its official name originates from words meaning ‘a small castle,’ because its domain lies in the border area between the Germanic and Latin culture just like Belgium’s does, it has been influenced by both Germanic and Latin culture. The writing, “We would like to preserve what we have,” well demonstrates the people’s character. The people have cultivated their own unique society in spite of their powerful neighbors throughout their history.

Luxembourg enjoys a temperate climate, but its average temperature registers at 8.8°C. Because its annual precipitation averages 740mm, the land is not so suitable for forestry. Grassland occupies 20%, mountainous land 21% and agricultural land makes up 25% of its territory.

 

Luxembourg recognized Korea in 1949. Formal diplomatic relations with Korea was established in November 1961 and the first civilian level co-operative association with Korean was founded in 1973. Although the trade volume between the two nations is comparatively small, it has increased rather rapidly every year. A treaty to avoid double taxation was signed bi-laterally in 1984, Shipping Agreement in 1987 and Aviation agreement in 2000.

Crown Prince Henry visited Korea in September 1997 and Guilliame followed in March 2001. Luxembourg imported 5 million US dollars worth of goods in electronic parts, tools, film, etc. and sold steel, textile, machinery, chemicals, etc. worth 35 million US dollars to Korea in 2000. Korean immigrants numbered 56 as of January 2001. It opened diplomatic relations with North Korea in March 2000.

 


New Address/Same Location : 93, UN Pyeonghwa-ro, Nam-gu, Busan, 48529, Republic of Korea (New address system has been used in Korea since 2014.)

Old Address : 779, Daeyon 4-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, 608-812, Republic of Korea Phone 82-51-625-0625 Fax 82-51-624-2165