Differdange

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Differdange
Déifferdeng
Commune
Differdange and its steel factory
Differdange and its steel factory
Coat of arms of Differdange
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Differdange highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Differdange highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country  Luxembourg
District Luxembourg
Canton Esch-sur-Alzette
Government
 • Mayor Claude Meisch
Area
 • Total 22.18 km2 (8.56 sq mi)
Area rank 43rd of 116
Highest elevation 427 m (1,401 ft)
 • Rank 37th of 116
Lowest elevation 277 m (909 ft)
 • Rank 87th of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total 20,979
 • Rank 3rd of 116
 • Density 950/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
 • Density rank 6th of 116
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00010002
Website differdange.lu

Differdange (Luxembourgish: Déifferdeng, German: Differdingen) is a commune with city status but without a church 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.

As of 2001, the town of Differdange, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 10,248. Other towns within the commune include Lasauvage, Niederkorn, and Oberkorn.

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.[1]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schloss Differdingen", Restena. (German) Retrieved 17 March 2011.

Coordinates: 49°31′N 5°53′E / 49.517°N 5.883°E / 49.517; 5.883