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Map of Luxembourg with Rumelange highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°27′35″N 6°01′50″E / 49.4597°N 6.0306°E / 49.4597; 6.0306Coordinates: 49°27′35″N 6°01′50″E / 49.4597°N 6.0306°E / 49.4597; 6.0306
Country  Luxembourg
Canton Esch-sur-Alzette
  Mayor Henri Haine
  Total 6.83 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Area rank 104 of 105
Highest elevation 432 m (1,417 ft)
  Rank 27th of 105
Lowest elevation 287 m (942 ft)
  Rank 91st of 105
Population (2014)
  Total 5,239
  Rank 26th of 105
  Density 770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
  Density rank 8th of 105
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00010012

Rumelange (Luxembourgish: Rëmeleng, German: Rümelingen) is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg, on the border with France. As of the February 1, 2011 census, the commune had a population of 5,038.

As of 2008, the town of Rumelange, which lies in the east of the commune, has a population of 4,818.

Rumelange was formed on 25 September 1891, when it was detached from the commune of Kayl. The law forming Rumelange was passed on the 27 June 1891.[1]

It is the site of some of the underground iron mines no longer in operation. Rumelange is home to Luxembourg's National Mining Museum.[2]

Inside the National Mining Museum


  1. (French)/(German) "Mémorial A, 1891, No. 38" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15.
  2. "National Mining Museum". Retrieved 20 February 2011.

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