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Luxembourg, Cyprus Have Europe’s Cleanest Waters: Survey

Bathers in search of Europe’s cleanest waters for a swim may want to consider landlocked Luxembourg, sandwiched between Belgium, Germany and France.

The grand duchy’s 11 bathing sites, which include rivers and lakes as well as beaches, have all been deemed to have “excellent” water quality in 2013, making the 998-square-mile (2,586-square-kilometer) nation and Cyprus the only ones in the 28-member European Union to be given 100 percent records.