Differdange and its steel factory
Map of Luxembourg with Differdange highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
|• Mayor||Claude Meisch|
|• Total||22.18 km2 (8.56 sq mi)|
|Area rank||44 of 105|
|Highest elevation||427 m (1,401 ft)|
|• Rank||30th of 105|
|Lowest elevation||277 m (909 ft)|
|• Rank||82nd of 105|
|• Rank||3rd of 105|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||6th of 105|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Differdange (Luxembourgish: Déifferdeng, German: Differdingen) is a commune with city status in south-western Luxembourg. Differdange is an industrial city that was home to much of Luxembourg's steel production, and lies near the borders with Belgium and France. It is in the canton of Esch-sur-Alzette, which is part of the district of Luxembourg.
Differdange Castle, located on a hill in the centre of the town, dates from 1577 although there was an earlier fortified castle of Differdange dating from around 1310. Today's residential castle is used by Miami University.
Differdange is home to Miami University's Dolibois European Center and the Centre for Population, Poverty and Public Policy Studies (CEPS/INSTEAD).
It is also home to football team FC Differdange 03.
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