Differdange and its steel factory

Coat of arms

Map of Luxembourg with Differdange highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°31′20″N 5°53′30″E / 49.5222°N 5.8917°E / 49.5222; 5.8917Coordinates: 49°31′20″N 5°53′30″E / 49.5222°N 5.8917°E / 49.5222; 5.8917
Country  Luxembourg
Canton Esch-sur-Alzette
  Mayor Claude Meisch
  Total 22.18 km2 (8.56 sq mi)
Area rank 44 of 105
Highest elevation 427 m (1,401 ft)
  Rank 30th of 105
Lowest elevation 277 m (909 ft)
  Rank 82nd of 105
Population (2014)
  Total 23,571
  Rank 3rd of 105
  Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
  Density rank 6th of 105
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00010002
Website differdange.lu

Differdange (Luxembourgish: Déifferdeng, German: Differdingen) is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg. Differdange is an industrial town that was home to much of Luxembourg's steel production, and lies near the borders with Belgium and France. It is in the canton of Esch-sur-Alzette, which is part of the district of Luxembourg.

As of 2001, the town of Differdange, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 10,248. Other towns within the commune include Lasauvage, Niederkorn, and Oberkorn.

Differdange Castle, located on a hill in the centre of the town, dates from 1577 although there was an earlier fortified castle of Differdange dating from around 1310. Today's residential castle is used by Miami University.[1]

Differdange is home to Miami University's Dolibois European Center and the Centre for Population, Poverty and Public Policy Studies (CEPS/INSTEAD).

It is also home to football team FC Differdange 03.


  1. "Schloss Differdingen", Restena. (German) Retrieved 17 March 2011.
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