In 2001, the quarter had a population of 3,534 people distributed over its residential areas. Its most notable features are various European Union institutions, including the European Court of Justice, European Court of Auditors, parts of the European Commission, the Secretariat of the European Parliament, the European Investment Bank, and the European School of Luxembourg, which are all located in the western part. This area also comprises a number of buildings belonging to the University of Luxembourg.The eastern part hosts offices and many international banks as well as an Auchan-owned shopping centre, the Luxexpo exhibition centre, the Utopolis Kirchberg cinema, and Kirchberg Hospital.
Kirchberg is also home to many other institutions of national importance. D'Coque arena is the country's largest sports venue, with seating for 8,300 spectators, and takes up a large part of the 'quartier du parc' in central Kirchberg. The Philharmonie Luxembourg is Luxembourg's national concert hall, the grand auditorium of which can seat over 1,500 people. Mudam, a museum of modern art opened in 2006, was designed by I.M. Pei and displays works by some of the world's most notable modern artists. On the same site as the Mudam is the reconstructed Fort Thüngen, formerly a part of Luxembourg's formidable fortifications.
Like Luxembourg-City, Kirchberg has a general oceanic climate (Köppen: Cfb), marked by high precipitation, particularly in late summer. However, the slope and height of the area accounts for occasional deeper temperatures (up to 1° below Luxembourg-City), more frequent fog and enhanced precipitations in both rain and snow.
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