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Måtlindje  (Walloon)
Martelingen  (German)
St. Martin's church
St. Martin's church
Martelange is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Martelange in Luxembourg province
Martelange Luxembourg Belgium Map.svg
Coordinates: 49°50′N 05°44′E / 49.833°N 5.733°E / 49.833; 5.733Coordinates: 49°50′N 05°44′E / 49.833°N 5.733°E / 49.833; 5.733
CommunityFrench Community
 • MayorDaniel Waty (cdH, UC)
 • Governing party/iesUC
 • Total29.67 km2 (11.46 sq mi)
 • Total1,820
 • Density61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Postal codes
Area codes063

Martelange (French pronunciation: ​[maʁtəlɑ̃ʒ]; German: Martelingen; Luxembourgish: Maartel pronounced [ˈmaːtəl] (listen); Walloon: Måtlindje) is a municipality of Wallonia located in the province of Luxembourg, Belgium.

On 1 January 2007 the municipality, which covers 29.67 km2, had 1,584 inhabitants, giving a population density of 53.4 inhabitants per km2. Besides Martelange itself, the municipality includes the villages of Grumelange and Radelange.

For some 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi), the N4 Brussels to Arlon road, which passes through the village, forms the border with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Because fuel, tobacco, and alcohol taxes are lower in Luxembourg than in Belgium, the eastern, Luxembourgish side of this stretch of road has become lined with numerous petrol stations and liquor stores.

The street itself and the houses on the right side belong to Belgium, the red house and all the gas stations are on Luxembourg territory.


Between 1830 and 1947, the town was a major slate quarrying centre, though the industry has now completely disappeared.

On August 21, 1967, a French tanker lorry containing 45 000 litres of Liquefied petroleum gas suffered from failing brakes while driving downhill. It exploded in the middle of the village, killing 22 people[2] and injuring 54.[3] Dozens of houses were completely destroyed.

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  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ News bulletin 21/8/1967 (Martelange accident), RTBF
  3. ^ Martelange: l'horreur et la tristesse il y a 45 ans, La Meuse, 20 August 2012

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