Cattenom

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Cattenom
Nuclear power plant
Nuclear power plant
Coat of arms of Cattenom
Coat of arms
Location of Cattenom
Cattenom is located in France
Cattenom
Cattenom
Cattenom is located in Grand Est
Cattenom
Cattenom
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
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMoselle
ArrondissementThionville
CantonYutz
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Michel Schibi
Area
1
25.47 km2 (9.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,731
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
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.

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

Geography[edit]

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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External links[edit]

Media related to Cattenom at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.