|• Mayor||Franz-Josef Berg (CDU)|
|• Total||22.07 km2 (8.52 sq mi)|
|• Density||920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Dillingen (also: Dillingen an der Saar) is a town in the district of Saarlouis, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated on the river Saar, approx. 5 km northwest of Saarlouis, and 25 km northwest of Saarbrücken. The Dillinger Hütte steelworks is located here.
Iron ore comes to the steelworks by Germany's heaviest trains 6000T trains.
Dilingen's Old Castle is a medieval building. Around 1699 it was developed into a Renaissance castle. In 1789 the architect Balthsar Wilhelm Stengel created a grand residential space.
The castle has a yearly arts and crafts market.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Siegfried Alkan (1858-1941), composer
- Rudolf Schmidt (1875-1943), Brandenburg journalist, local historian and regional historian
- Peter Jost (* 1960), musicologist
- Michael Müller (* 1981), opera singer (tenor)
- "Fläche und Bevölkerung - Stand: 31.12.2015 (Basis Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). July 2016.
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