Differdange

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Differdange
Déifferdeng
Commune
Differdange and its steel factory
Differdange and its steel factory
Coat of arms of Differdange
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Differdange highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Differdange highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°31′20″N 5°53′30″E / 49.5222°N 5.8917°E / 49.5222; 5.8917Coordinates: 49°31′20″N 5°53′30″E / 49.5222°N 5.8917°E / 49.5222; 5.8917
Country  Luxembourg
District Luxembourg
Canton Esch-sur-Alzette
Government
 • Mayor Claude Meisch
Area
 • Total 22.18 km2 (8.56 sq mi)
Area rank 44 of 105
Highest elevation 427 m (1,401 ft)
 • Rank 30th of 105
Lowest elevation 277 m (909 ft)
 • Rank 82nd of 105
Population (2014)
 • Total 23,571
 • Rank 3rd of 105
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
 • Density rank 6th of 105
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00010002
Website differdange.lu

Differdange (Luxembourgish: Déifferdeng, German: Differdingen) is a commune with city status in south-western Luxembourg. Differdange is an industrial city that was home to much of Luxembourg's steel production, and lies near the borders with Belgium and France. It is in the canton of Esch-sur-Alzette, which is part of the district of Luxembourg.

As of 2001, the town of Differdange, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 10,248. Other towns within the commune include Lasauvage, Niederkorn, and Oberkorn.

Differdange Castle, located on a hill in the centre of the town, dates from 1577 although there was an earlier fortified castle of Differdange dating from around 1310. Today's residential castle is used by Miami University.[1]

Differdange is home to Miami University's Dolibois European Center and the Centre for Population, Poverty and Public Policy Studies (CEPS/INSTEAD).

It is also home to football team FC Differdange 03.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schloss Differdingen", Restena. (German) Retrieved 17 March 2011.

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