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Nuclear power plant
Nuclear power plant
Coat of arms of Cattenom
Coat of arms
Cattenom is located in France
Coordinates: 49°25′00″N 6°15′00″E / 49.4167°N 6.250000°E / 49.4167; 6.250000Coordinates: 49°25′00″N 6°15′00″E / 49.4167°N 6.250000°E / 49.4167; 6.250000
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Thionville
Canton Yutz
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Michel Schibi
Area1 25.47 km2 (9.83 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,190
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 57124 /57570

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.

Cattenom (Luxembourgish: Kettenuewen, German: Kattenhofen) is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.


It lies about 8 kilometres north of Thionville. The localities of Homeldange, Husange (aka Hussange) and Sentzich are incorporated in the commune.

Nuclear power station[edit]

Cattenom is well known for its nuclear power plant, which was built from 1987 to 1992. An artificial lake has been introduced to cool the four nuclear reactors. The creation of this lake has led to the flooding of Ouvrage Kobenbusch, part of the Maginot Line.

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