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Stadtteil of Saarbrücken
Dudweiler  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°16′37″N 7°01′52″E / 49.27694°N 7.03111°E / 49.27694; 7.03111Coordinates: 49°16′37″N 7°01′52″E / 49.27694°N 7.03111°E / 49.27694; 7.03111
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Saarbrücken
Town Saarbrücken
Population (2009)
 • Total 19,662
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66125
Dialling codes 06897
Vehicle registration SB

Dudweiler is a borough of Saarbrücken, on the Sulzbach creek. In 977, Dudweiler was first mentioned in official documents of German Emperor Otto II as the location of a chapel (Duodonisvillare).

Dudweiler received town privileges on 12 September 1962. In 1974 it was incorporated into the city of Saarbrücken.

Since then, Dudweiler has also been the name of one of the four city districts (Stadtbezirke) of Saarbrücken. The district of Dudweiler comprises four city boroughs (Stadtteile): Dudweiler, Herrensohr, Jägersfreude (both were boroughs of Dudweiler before 1974), and Scheidt (a municipality in the amt of Brebach before 1974).

The coal mining industry played an important role for the growth of Dudweiler until 1968 when the last mine was closed. Today Dudweiler is characterised by its proximity to the Saarland University campus.

Population: (2009) 19,662,[1] (1974) 29,094, (1905) 16,320, (1542) about 150.

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  1. ^ "Stadtteil-Dossier Dudweiler" (PDF). © 2009 - Landeshauptstadt Saarbrücken. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 

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