The railway station and bell tower
Map of Luxembourg with Schifflange highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
|• Total||7.71 km2 (2.98 sq mi)|
|Area rank||99th of 102|
|Highest elevation||406 m (1,332 ft)|
|• Rank||44th of 102|
|Lowest elevation||275 m (902 ft)|
|• Rank||76th of 102|
|• Rank||9th of 102|
|• Density||1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||4th of 102|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Schifflange (Luxembourgish: Schëffleng pronounced [ˈʃəflæŋ], German: Schifflingen) is a commune and town in south-western Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Esch-sur-Alzette, which is part of the district of Luxembourg.
As of 2014[update], the town of Schifflange, which lies in the west of the commune, has a population of 9,332.
A steelworks in Schifflange was founded in 1871 by the Metz family as Usine METZ (Esch-Schifflange), the steelworks became part of ARBED in 1911. In the 1980s the plant was converted to the continuous casting of blooms, then in the 90s an electric furnace installed. In 1994 the company merged with the Belgian company Métallurgique et Minière de Rodange-Athus (MMRA) forming ARES (Aciéries Rodange Esch-Schifflange). In the first decade of the 21st century ownership passed from Arcelor to ArcelorMittal, in 2008 becoming ArcelorMittal Rodange and Schifflange S.A. together with the plant in Rodange.
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- (in French)/(in German) "Mémorial A, 1876, No. 49" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15.
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- "ARBED - Esch - Schifflange". www.industrie.lu (in French).
- "Presentation ArcelorMittal Rodange & Schifflange S.A." www.ares.lu.
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