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|• Mayor||Christiane Blatt (SPD)|
|• Total||67.06 km2 (25.89 sq mi)|
|Elevation||255 m (837 ft)|
|• Density||590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Dialling codes||06898, 06802|
The city is divided into ten districts:
- Fürstenhausen, home to the coking plant
In antiquity it was settled by Celtic tribes, then by the Romans. The Franks colonized the area between the 5th and 9th centuries. Völkingen was initially referred to as "Fulcolingas" by Durandis, Vice Chancellor to Louis the Pious in 822.
Peasants living in the area were subject to taxation by the Count of Saarbrücken. The peasants of Völkingen revolted against the Count of Saarbrücken in 1566, when he ordered the construction of the Homburger castle.
Twin towns – sister citiesEdit
- "Saarland.de – Amtliche Einwohnerzahlen Stand 31. Dezember 2019" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). July 2020.
- "Städtepartnerschaften". voelklingen.de (in German). Völklingen. Retrieved 2021-02-22.
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