Dudelange

Dudelange (French pronunciation: ​[dydlɑ̃ʒ]; Luxembourgish: Diddeleng pronounced [ˈdidəleŋ] (About this soundlisten), German: Düdelingen) is a commune with town status in southern Luxembourg. It is the fourth-most populous commune, with 19,734 inhabitants. Dudelange is situated close to the border with France.

Dudelange
Diddeleng
The town hall
The town hall
Coat of arms of Dudelange
Map of Luxembourg with Dudelange highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Dudelange highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°29′00″N 6°05′00″E / 49.4833°N 6.0833°E / 49.4833; 6.0833Coordinates: 49°29′00″N 6°05′00″E / 49.4833°N 6.0833°E / 49.4833; 6.0833
Country Luxembourg
CantonEsch-sur-Alzette
Government
 • MayorDan Biancalana (LSAP)
Area
 • Total21.38 km2 (8.25 sq mi)
Area rank51st of 102
Highest elevation
435 m (1,427 ft)
 • Rank26th of 102
Lowest elevation
256 m (840 ft)
 • Rank60th of 102
Population
 (2018)
 • Total20,869
 • Rank4th of 102
 • Density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Density rank7th of 102
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU 2LU0000203
Websitedudelange.lu

As of 2015, the town of Dudelange, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 19,734, making it Luxembourg's third-most populous town. The commune also includes the smaller town of Budersberg, to the north-west. The Mont Saint-Jean, close to Budersberg, hosts the ruins of a medieval castle. In 1794 the French Revolutionary Army commited atrocities against the local population in Dudelange, when they massacred 79 civilians.[1]

Dudelange is an important industrial town that grew out of the three villages and a steel mill in 1900. The D in the name of the ARBED steel company, later merged into ArcelorMittal, stood for Dudelange. As well as the Dudelange Radio Tower, an FM radio and television transmitter, it is also the site of the Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA), a cultural institute founded in 1989 under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture in order to preserve, promote and exhibit Luxembourg's audiovisual and photographic heritage. The centre hosts a two-screen cinema, a restaurant and a library focused on the visual arts.

Dudelange is home to Luxembourg's most successful football club in recent times. F91 Dudelange won nine national titles between 2000 and 2011.

Notable peopleEdit

 
Germaine Goetzinger, 2013
 
Jean Schmit, 1954
 
Colette-Flesch, 2007
 
Etienne Schneider, 2017
  • Dominique Lang (1874–1919), Impressionist painter [2]
  • Jean Hengen (1912–2005) was a Luxembourgian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Luxembourg 1971-1990
  • Pierre Cao (born 1937) a Luxembourgian composer and conductor
  • Germaine Goetzinger (born 1947) a Luxembourg writer, historian, educator and feminist
  • Jean Back (born 1953) a Luxembourg writer, photographer and civil servant
  • Roland Bombardella (born 1957) a Luxembourgian soldier and retired sprinter, competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Andy Bausch (born 1959) studied painting and photography, interested in rock music
Sport
Politics

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Dudelange is twinned with:[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Manuel D'Histoire Nationale 7e édition p. 161 par Nicolas Margue et Joseph Meyers, 1966
  2. ^ "Dominique Lang (1874-1919)" Archived 2010-09-29 at the Wayback Machine, Centre de Documentation sur les Migrations Humaines. (in French) Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Villes jumelées" (in French). Dudelange. Retrieved 2019-09-02.

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