Cattenom

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Cattenom
Nuclear power plant
Nuclear power plant
Coat of arms of Cattenom
Coat of arms
Cattenom is located in France
Cattenom
Cattenom
Coordinates: 49°25′00″N 6°15′00″E / 49.4167°N 6.250000°E / 49.4167; 6.250000Coordinates: 49°25′00″N 6°15′00″E / 49.4167°N 6.250000°E / 49.4167; 6.250000
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Thionville-Est
Canton Cattenom
Government
 • Mayor (1995–2008) Michel Schibi
Area
 • Land1 25.47 km2 (9.83 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 2,190
 • Population2 density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 57124 / 57570

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Cattenom (Luxembourgish: Kettenuewen, German: Kattenhofen) is a commune in the Moselle department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.

It lies about 8 kilometres north of Thionville. The localities of Homeldange, Husange(aka Hussange) and Sentzich are incorporated in the commune.


Nuclear power station[edit]

Cattenom is well known for its nuclear power plant, which was built from 1987 to 1992. An artificial lake has been introduced to cool the four nuclear reactors. The creation of this lake has led to the flooding of Ouvrage Kobenbusch, part of the Maginot Line.

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