Aubange (French pronunciation: [obɑ̃ʒ] (listen); German: Ibingen; Luxembourgish: Éibeng; Walloon: Åbindje) is a municipality and city of Wallonia located in the province of Luxembourg, Belgium.

Éibeng (Luxembourgish)
Ibingen (German)
The townhall in Athus
The townhall in Athus
Coat of arms of Aubange
Location of Aubange
Aubange is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Aubange in Luxembourg province
Aubange Luxembourg Belgium Map.svg
Coordinates: 49°34′N 05°48.3′E / 49.567°N 5.8050°E / 49.567; 5.8050Coordinates: 49°34′N 05°48.3′E / 49.567°N 5.8050°E / 49.567; 5.8050
Country Belgium
CommunityFrench Community
 • MayorJean-Paul Dondelinger (cdH)
 • Governing party/ - Intérêt Général (IG)
 • Total46.11 km2 (17.80 sq mi)
 • Total16,927
 • Density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Postal codes
Area codes063

On 1 January 2012 the municipality, which covers 45.6 km2, had 16,042 inhabitants, giving a population density of 330.9 inhabitants per km2. It is the third municipality of the Province of Luxembourg regarding the number of inhabitants but it is also among the smallest ones in terms of area.

The municipality is French-speaking but most of which falls within the Luxembourgish-speaking Arelerland, adjoins the tripoint where the borders of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and France meet.

The municipality consists of the following districts: Athus, Aubange, Halanzy, and Rachecourt.


The district of Aubange was a municipality itself before the reorganization of the Belgian municipalities in 1977. Even though the new municipality took the name Aubange, the biggest place is Athus and it is where most of the services and official buildings are, like the townhall, the police station, the fire station, the post office, etc.


Aubange is located in the Lorraine region in the south of Belgium just next to France and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.


The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Aubange proper, Athus, Halanzy, and Rachecourt.

Other population centers include: Aix-sur-Cloie, Battincourt, and Guerlange.


The following graph represents the growing of the population in the municipality since 1990.[2] The village of Aubange itself contains about 4,000 inhabitants.


Container's Terminal in Athus

For a long time, Aubange has been linked with siderurgy. There were two big factories in Athus and in Halanzy and also a mine. But because of the concurrence of the foreign markets (especially the ones from Asia and Africa), siderurgy as not profitable anymore and all the factories closed one after another in the whole area.

Now the politics have tried to found new ways to develop the economy. One of the most well-known activities is the Railway Containers Terminal of Athus which deals with thousands of containers each year from the big harbors of the North Sea like Antwerp and Rotterdam to the inland of France, Germany or Luxembourg.[3]


The railway station of Aubange

There are three railway stations in the municipality: in Athus, in and in Halanzy.

The municipality is located nearby the highway E411 which links Brussels to Luxembourg City. It is situated at 30 kilometers from the capital of the Grand-Duchy and from its international airport.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Chiffres de la population résidente au 1er janvier, par année 1990‑2010". le site de l’INS (in French). Retrieved 11 January 2011..
  3. ^ "Athus Container Terminal". Official website of Athus Container Terminal. Archived from the original on 2013-10-05..

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Aubange at Wikimedia Commons