The railway station and bell tower

Coat of arms

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
  Mayor Roland Schreiner
  Total 7.71 km2 (2.98 sq mi)
Area rank 102nd of 105
Highest elevation 406 m (1,332 ft)
  Rank 44th of 105
Lowest elevation 275 m (902 ft)
  Rank 79th of 105
Population (2014)
  Total 9,332
  Rank 10th of 105
  Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
  Density rank 4th of 105
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00010014

Schifflange (Luxembourgish: Schëffleng, 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 9332.

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]

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


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]


  1. (French)/(German) "Mémorial A, 1876, No. 49" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15.
  2. "ARBED - Esch - Schifflange". (in French).
  3. "Presentation ArcelorMittal Rodange & Schifflange S.A.".

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