Hayange

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Hayange
Vue Hayange.JPG
Coat of arms of Hayange
Coat of arms
Hayange is located in France
Hayange
Hayange
Coordinates: 49°19′48″N 6°03′46″E / 49.33°N 6.0628°E / 49.33; 6.0628Coordinates: 49°19′48″N 6°03′46″E / 49.33°N 6.0628°E / 49.33; 6.0628
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Thionville-Ouest
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Fabien Engelmann (FN)
Area1 12.23 km2 (4.72 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 15,227
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 57306 / 57700

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.

Hayange (German : Hayingen, Lorraine Franconian: Héngen/Haiéngen) is a commune in the Moselle department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.

Outlying villages include Marspich and Saint-Nicolas-en-Forêt, Konacker and Ranguevaux.

Economy[edit]

Hayange is well known for its factories, manufacturing sheet steel and rails for the SNCF, and the town's main claim to fame is that it manufactures the rails for the TGV.

History[edit]

Archaeological evidence indicates that iron ore was already mined here in Roman times. Human settlement in the area during the Merovingian period is confirmed by a Merovingian cemetery discovered by iron miners in the Hamévillers Valley, on the edge of Hayange and along the line of a Roman road believed to have linked Rheims with Metz.

During the early Medieval period the town was known as "Heiyingen Villa", a name indicating a settlement within a forested area. The first mention of the town in an official record dates from 821, during the reign of Louis the Pious, Western Emperor and King of the Franks, one of the sons of Charlemagne.

Transportation[edit]

Hayange is located at the crossroads of the D952 and the D13/57 near the A30.

Hayange railway station offers a daily link to Luxembourg and Metz.

Hayange has daily bus service to Luxembourg, Thionville and Metz.

Twin towns[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Hayange's main educational institutions are: Lycée Les Grands Bois, Collège Hurlevent and LEP Maryse Bastié.

See also[edit]