The town hall

Coat of arms

Map of Luxembourg with Dudelange highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°29′00″N 6°05′00″E / 49.4833°N 6.0833°E / 49.4833; 6.0833Coordinates: 49°29′00″N 6°05′00″E / 49.4833°N 6.0833°E / 49.4833; 6.0833
Country  Luxembourg
Canton Esch-sur-Alzette
  Mayor Dan Biancalana
  Total 21.38 km2 (8.25 sq mi)
Area rank 50 of 105
Highest elevation 435 m (1,427 ft)
  Rank 26th of 105
Lowest elevation 256 m (840 ft)
  Rank 63rd of 105
Population (2014)
  Total 19,421
  Rank 4th of 105
  Density 910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
  Density rank 7th of 105
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00010003
Website dudelange.lu

Dudelange (pronounced: [dyd.lɑ̃ʒ]; Luxembourgish: Diddeleng, German: Düdelingen) is a commune with town status in southern Luxembourg. It is the fourth-most populous commune, with 19,734 inhabitants. Dudelange is situated close to the border to France.

As of 2015, the town of Dudelange, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 19,734 making it Luxembourg's third-most populous town. The commune also includes the smaller town of Budersberg, to the north-west. The Mont St. Jean, close to Budersberg, hosts the ruins of a medieval castle.

Dudelange is an important industrial town that grew out of the three villages and a steel mill in 1900. The D in the name of the ARBED steel company, later merged into ArcelorMittal, stood for 'Dudelange.' As well as the Dudelange Radio Tower, an FM radio and television transmitter, it is also the site of the Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA), a cultural institute founded in 1989 under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture in order to preserve, promote and exhibit the audiovisual and photographic heritage of Luxembourg.

Dudelange is home to the most successful Luxembourg football club in recent history. F91 Dudelange won nine national titles in the period 2000 to 2011.

International relations

Twin towns and sister cities

Dudelange is twinned with:

Notable people

See also


  1. "Dominique Lang (1874-1919)", Centre de Documentation sur les Migrations Humaines. (French) Retrieved 22 January 2011.
Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Dudelange.
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