The capital, perched on a bluff at the confluence of the Pétrusse and Alzette rivers, goes by the same name as the country—Lëtzebuerg in Luxembourgish. When Luxembourgers themselves refer to visiting the capital, they merely say they are going en ville (to the city). Ranging from southern European blue-collar workers to international bankers and European civil servants, half of
Luxembourg's modest population of 88,000 are foreigners. This has given the city a cosmopolitan sheen and enriched it with a variety of ethnic restaurants, but the Luxembourgers themselves remain essentially homebodies, who go home for lunch if they can and see no point in hanging about in town after dark.