Dudelange

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Dudelange
Diddeleng
Commune
The city hall
The city hall
Coat of arms of Dudelange
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Dudelange highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Dudelange highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country  Luxembourg
District Luxembourg
Canton Esch-sur-Alzette
Government
 • Mayor Alex Bodry
Area
 • Total 21.38 km2 (8.25 sq mi)
Area rank 49th of 116
Highest elevation 435 m (1,427 ft)
 • Rank 33rd of 116
Lowest elevation 256 m (840 ft)
 • Rank 67th of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total 18,278
 • Rank 4th of 116
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
 • Density rank 7th of 116
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00010003
Website dudelange.lu

Dudelange (Luxembourgish: Diddeleng, German: Düdelingen) is a commune with city status in southern Luxembourg. It is the fourth-most populous commune, with over 18,300 inhabitants. Dudelange is situated close to the border to France.

As of 2006, the town of Dudelange, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 17,320, making it Luxembourg's third-most populous town. The commune also includes the smaller town of Budersberg, to the north-west. The Mont St. Jean, close to Budersberg, hosts the ruins of a medieval castle.

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 the audiovisual and photographic heritage of Luxembourg.

One of Dudelange's most notable citizens was the Impressionist painter Dominique Lang (1874–1919).[1]

Furthermore Dudelange is home to the most successful Luxembourg football club in recent history. F91 Dudelange won nine national titles in the period 2000 to 2011.

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Dudelange is twinned with:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dominique Lang (1874-1919)", Centre de Documentation sur les Migrations Humaines. (French) Retrieved 22 January 2011.

Coordinates: 49°29′N 6°05′E / 49.483°N 6.083°E / 49.483; 6.083