The Portuguese community, it is the first foreign community in Luxembourg. Portuguese would be the 4th most spoken language in the country!

Portuguese population

Portuguese population living in Luxembourg: 95,516 in 2019. They were 29,300 in 1981 (source Statec.lu).

The Portuguese community is the first foreign community in the Grand-Duchy with 16% of the total population of the country, far ahead french people with 45.000 inhabitants. In the late 1960s, many Portugueses looking for work moved to Luxembourg in need of labor. The new generation arrived in Luxembourg to escape the economic crisis in Portugal. Now, their children and grandchildren are born and grow up in Luxembourg. They are stakeholders in the Luxembourg economy.

Portuguese would be the 4th most spoken language in the country, with the 3 officials, Luxembourgish, French and German.

The community from Cape Verde, for its part is represented by 2,778 people in 2018. It participates in the use of Portuguese in trade in Luxembourg.

Portuguease people are mainly settled in the following towns : Esch-sur-Alzette, Differdange, Larochette

Traditional and recurrent portuguese events in Luxembourg

  • Notre-Dame de Fatima Pilgrimage. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the « Notre Dame de Fatima Pilgrimage »  is one of the most important one in Luxembourg. More than 20.000 people, mainly portuguese, visit the sanctuary in Wiltz for the Ascension Day.
  • Portugal Expo : organised by the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, this fair is entirely dedicated to Made in Portugal. Real estate investment opportunities, tourism in Portugal, furniture, jewellery, food,…
  • International Bazaar, with portuguese products, food like delicous « pasteis de nata » and a tombola.


Our References in this community

Portuguese Embassy in Luxembourg Ville

Address :
282, route de Longwy
E-mail : luxemburgo@mne.pt

Luxembourg Embassy in Portugal

Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Lisbon
Rua das Janelas Verdes, 43
PT-1200-690 Lisboa

E-mail: lisbonne.amb@mae.etat.lu

Luxembourg is represented by Mr Jean-Jacques WELFRING, Ambassador

A.P.L. - Amitié Portugal Luxembourg

The ASBL Amitié Portugal Luxembourg (Luxembourg – Portugal Friendship) exists since 1969 in Luxembourg and aims to develop relations between the Lusophone population in Luxembourg and Luxembourgers. Today, given the development of immigration in Luxembourg, the association wants to be intercultural and intergenerational.

The association has developed among others a library and an associative library in many languages.

Address :
5 Avenue Marie-Thérèse, 2132 Luxembourg

Confederation of the Portuguese Community in Luxembourg

Created in 1991, the Confederation of the Portuguese Community in Luxembourg aims to be the rallying point of the various Portuguese organizations and associations in Luxembourg.
The objective is the integration and the conduct of social actions. The CCPL conducts many projects, including a training center for adults in very diverse fields (language courses, economics, photography, informatics, etc.) and a psychosocial and legal support desk.

Address :
30, rue de l’Industrie
L-8069 Strassen – Luxembourg
Email : ccpl@ccpl.lu

Language courses

  •  website
  •  +352 29 00 75
  •  +352 621 340 167
CAMOES - Centro cultural português

The objective of the Camoes Institute is Portuguese cooperation and the promotion of Portuguese culture in the world. Present in nearly 80 countries on all continents, the Camoes Institute is also present in Luxembourg.
You will find a Portuguese Library in Luxembourg-Center in the premises of the Camoes Institute, Boulevard Royal in Luxembourg. You have the opportunity to order the books you are looking for.
Portuguese classes are also offered on site and in e-learning.

More information: www.instituto-camoes.pt or on the facebook page. 


Address :
1C Rue Jean de Beck
7308 Heisdorf,
Email : ricardo@bomdia.lu


Address :
91, rue Zénon Bernard
L-4031 Esch-sur-Alzette/
Email : mcpesch@pt.lu

  •  54 06 69
CASA - Asbl

Centro de Apoio Social e Associativo – Fondation Jose Trindade

Address :
15, Montée de Clausen L-1343 Luxemburgo


Radio Latina

Luxembourg radio in portuguese.

FM : 101.2 – 103,1


Founded in January 1970 within the « Amizades Portugal-Luxemburgo », the Contacto newspaper is a weekly newspaper in Portuguese.
With 25,000 copies, it is the leading Portuguese newspaper in Luxembourg.

Portuguese Section European School

Portuguese children living in Luxembourg can apply for the portuguese section in the European School I in Kirchberg


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