Völklingen

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Völklingen
Altes Rathaus Voelklingen.jpg
Coat of arms of Völklingen
Coat of arms
Völklingen   is located in Germany
Völklingen
Völklingen
Coordinates: 49°15′N 06°50′E / 49.250°N 6.833°E / 49.250; 6.833Coordinates: 49°15′N 06°50′E / 49.250°N 6.833°E / 49.250; 6.833
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Saarbrücken
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Lorig (CDU)
Area
 • Total 67.06 km2 (25.89 sq mi)
Elevation 255 m (837 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 38,659
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66301–66333
Dialling codes 06898, 06802
Vehicle registration VK

Völklingen is a town in the district of Saarbrücken, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated on the river Saar, approx. 10 km west of Saarbrücken.

The town is known for its industrial past, the Völklinger Hütte (ironworks) being declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Völklinger Hütte panorama

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