Schifflange

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Schifflange
Schëffleng
Commune
The railway station and bell tower
The railway station and bell tower
Coat of arms of Schifflange
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Schifflange highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Schifflange highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°30′20″N 6°00′45″E / 49.5056°N 6.0125°E / 49.5056; 6.0125Coordinates: 49°30′20″N 6°00′45″E / 49.5056°N 6.0125°E / 49.5056; 6.0125
Country  Luxembourg
Canton Esch-sur-Alzette
Area[1]
 • 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
Population (2018)[2]
 • Total 10,750
 • 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)
LAU 2 LU0000214
Website schifflange.lu

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, the town of Schifflange, which lies in the west of the commune, has a population of 9,332.

Schifflange was formed on 15 August 1876, when it was detached from the commune of Esch-sur-Alzette. The law forming Schifflange was passed on the 6 July 1876.[3]

Schifflange is the birthplace of ATP Tour tennis player Gilles Müller.

Footballer Miralem Pjanić grew up in Schifflange after fleeing from the Bosnian War and began his career at local football club FC Schifflange 95.[4]

Steelworks[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Territorial subdivisions (Situation on 1st January 2018)". www.statistiques.public.lu. Statistics portal of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "Population by canton and municipality 2018". www.statistiques.public.lu. Statistics portal of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  3. ^ (in French)/(in German) "Mémorial A, 1876, No. 49" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15. 
  4. ^ Roma, A. S. (2016-06-07). "Miralem Pjanic: This is the story of my life". AS Roma. Retrieved 2018-03-24. 
  5. ^ "ARBED - Esch - Schifflange". www.industrie.lu (in French). 
  6. ^ "Presentation ArcelorMittal Rodange & Schifflange S.A." www.ares.lu. 

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