Rumelange

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Rumelange
Rëmeleng
Commune
Inside the National Mining Museum
Inside the National Mining Museum
Coat of arms of Rumelange
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Rumelange highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Rumelange highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country  Luxembourg
District Luxembourg
Canton Esch-sur-Alzette
Government
 • Mayor Will Hoffmann
Area
 • Total 6.83 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Area rank 114th of 116
Highest elevation 432 m (1,417 ft)
 • Rank 34th of 116
Lowest elevation 287 m (942 ft)
 • Rank 97th of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,896
 • Rank 23rd of 116
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
 • Density rank 8th of 116
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00010012
Website rumelange.lu

Rumelange (Luxembourgish: Rëmeleng, German: Rümelingen) is a commune with city status in south-western Luxembourg, on the border with France.

As of 2008, the town of Rumelange, which lies in the east of the commune, has a population of 4,818. It is also the site of some of the underground iron mines no longer in operation. Rumelange is home to Luxembourg's National Mining Museum.[1]

Rumelange was formed on 25 September 1891, when it was detached from the commune of Kayl. The law forming Rumelange was passed on the 27 June 1891.[2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "National Mining Museum". Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  2. ^ (French)/(German) "Mémorial A, 1891, No. 38" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15. 

Coordinates: 49°28′N 6°02′E / 49.467°N 6.033°E / 49.467; 6.033