The town hall
Map of Luxembourg with Dudelange highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
|• Mayor||Dan Biancalana|
|• Total||21.38 km2 (8.25 sq mi)|
|Area rank||50 of 105|
|Highest elevation||435 m (1,427 ft)|
|• Rank||26th of 105|
|Lowest elevation||256 m (840 ft)|
|• Rank||63rd of 105|
|• Rank||4th of 105|
|• Density||910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||7th of 105|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Dudelange (pronounced: [dyd.lɑ̃ʒ]; Luxembourgish: Diddeleng, German: Düdelingen) is a commune with town status in southern Luxembourg. It is the fourth-most populous commune, with 19,734 inhabitants. Dudelange is situated close to the border to France.
As of 2015[update], the town of Dudelange, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 19,734 making it Luxembourg's third-most populous town. The commune also includes the smaller town of Budersberg, to the north-west. The Mont St. Jean, close to Budersberg, hosts the ruins of a medieval castle.
Dudelange is an important industrial town that grew out of the three villages and a steel mill in 1900. The D in the name of the ARBED steel company, later merged into ArcelorMittal, stood for 'Dudelange.' As well as the Dudelange Radio Tower, an FM radio and television transmitter, it is also the site of the Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA), a cultural institute founded in 1989 under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture in order to preserve, promote and exhibit the audiovisual and photographic heritage of Luxembourg.
Dudelange is home to the most successful Luxembourg football club in recent history. F91 Dudelange won nine national titles in the period 2000 to 2011.
Twin towns and sister cities
Dudelange is twinned with:
- Ben Gastauer (Born 1987), professional cyclist
- Erna Hennicot-Schoepges
- Dominique Lang (1874–1919), Impressionist painter
- "Dominique Lang (1874-1919)", Centre de Documentation sur les Migrations Humaines. (French) Retrieved 22 January 2011.
- Media related to Dudelange at Wikimedia Commons
- Commune of Dudelange official website
- Miscellaneous links