Schifflange

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Schifflange
Schëffleng
Commune
The train station and bell tower
The train station and bell tower
Coat of arms of Schifflange
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Schifflange highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Schifflange highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country  Luxembourg
District Luxembourg
Canton Esch-sur-Alzette
Government
 • Mayor Roland Schreiner
Area
 • 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
Population (2011)
 • Total 8,433
 • 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)
LAU 2 LU00010014
Website schifflange.lu

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, the town of Schifflange, which lies in the west of the commune, has a population of 7,849.

Schifflange was formed on 15 August 1876, when it was detached from the commune of Esch-sur-Alzette. The law forming Schifflange was passed on the 6 July 1876.[1]

Schifflange was the birthplace of ATP Tour tennis player Gilles Müller and two of Luxembourg's six Members of the European Parliament: Astrid Lulling and Jean Spautz.

Steelworks[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (French)/(German) "Mémorial A, 1876, No. 49" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15. 
  2. ^ "ARBED - Esch - Schifflange". www.industrie.lu (in French). 
  3. ^ "Presentation ArcelorMittal Rodange & Schifflange S.A.". www.ares.lu. 

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Coordinates: 49°30′N 6°01′E / 49.500°N 6.017°E / 49.500; 6.017