Schifflange

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Schifflange

Schëffleng
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
CantonEsch-sur-Alzette
Area
 • Total7.71 km2 (2.98 sq mi)
Area rank99th of 102
Highest elevation
406 m (1,332 ft)
 • Rank44th of 102
Lowest elevation
275 m (902 ft)
 • Rank76th of 102
Population
 (2018)
 • Total10,750
 • Rank9th of 102
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
 • Density rank4th of 102
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU 2LU0000214
Websiteschifflange.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.

As of 2014, the town of Schifflange, which lies in the west of the commune, has a population of 9,332.[citation needed]

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Schifflange is twinned with:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in French and German) "Mémorial A, 1876, No. 49" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15.
  2. ^ "ARBED - Esch - Schifflange". www.industrie.lu (in French).
  3. ^ "Presentation ArcelorMittal Rodange & Schifflange S.A." www.ares.lu.
  4. ^ Roma, A. S. (2016-06-07). "Miralem Pjanic: This is the story of my life". AS Roma. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
  5. ^ Aykroyd, Lucas (2015-05-17). "IIHF class of 2015 honoured". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2019-05-17.
  6. ^ "Ville jumelée". schifflange.lu (in French). Schifflange. Retrieved 2019-09-04.

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