Rumelange

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Rumelange
Rëmeleng
Commune
Remeleng2.jpg
Coat of arms of Rumelange
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Rumelange highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Rumelange highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°27′35″N 6°01′50″E / 49.4597°N 6.0306°E / 49.4597; 6.0306Coordinates: 49°27′35″N 6°01′50″E / 49.4597°N 6.0306°E / 49.4597; 6.0306
Country  Luxembourg
Canton Esch-sur-Alzette
Government
 • Mayor Henri Haine
Area
 • Total 6.83 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Area rank 104 of 105
Highest elevation 432 m (1,417 ft)
 • Rank 27th of 105
Lowest elevation 287 m (942 ft)
 • Rank 91st of 105
Population (2014)
 • Total 5,239
 • Rank 26th of 105
 • Density 770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Density rank 8th of 105
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00010012
Website rumelange.lu

Rumelange (Luxembourgish: Rëmeleng pronounced [ˈʀəməleŋ], German: Rümelingen) is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg, on the border with France. As of the February 1, 2011 census, the commune had a population of 5,038.

As of 2008, the town of Rumelange, which lies in the east of the commune, has a population of 4,818.

Rumelange was formed on 25 September 1891, when it was detached from the commune of Kayl. The law forming Rumelange was passed on the 27 June 1891.[1]

It is the site of some of the underground iron mines no longer in operation. Rumelange is home to Luxembourg's National Mining Museum.[2]

Inside the National Mining Museum

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in French)/(in German) "Mémorial A, 1891, No. 38" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15. 
  2. ^ "National Mining Museum". Retrieved 20 February 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Rumelange at Wikimedia Commons