The train station and bell tower
Map of Luxembourg with Schifflange highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
|• Mayor||Roland Schreiner|
|• Total||7.71 km2 (2.98 sq mi)|
|Area rank||111th of 116|
|Highest elevation||406 m (1,332 ft)|
|• Rank||52nd of 116|
|Lowest elevation||275 m (902 ft)|
|• Rank||84th of 116|
|• Rank||9th of 116|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||4th of 116|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Schifflange (Luxembourgish: Schëffleng, German: Schifflingen) is a commune and town in south-western Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Esch-sur-Alzette, which is part of the district of Luxembourg.
As of 2005[update], the town of Schifflange, which lies in the west of the commune, has a population of 7,849.
A steelworks in Schifflange was founded in 1871 by the Metz family as Usine METZ (Esch-Schifflange), the steelworks became part of ARBED in 1911. In the 1980s the plant was converted to the continuous casting of blooms, then in the 90s an electric furnace installed. In 1994 the company merged with the Belgian company Métallurgique et Minière de Rodange-Athus (MMRA) forming ARES (Aciéries Rodange Esch-Schifflange). In the first decade of the 21st century ownership passed from Arcelor to ArcelorMittal, in 2008 becoming ArcelorMittal Rodange and Schifflange S.A. together with the plant in Rodange.
- (French)/(German) "Mémorial A, 1876, No. 49" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15.
- "ARBED - Esch - Schifflange". www.industrie.lu (in French).
- "Presentation ArcelorMittal Rodange & Schifflange S.A.". www.ares.lu.
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