Rumelange (Luxembourgish: Rëmeleng [ˈʀəməleŋ] (listen); German: Rümelingen) is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg, on the border with France.

Coat of arms of Rumelange
Map of Luxembourg with Rumelange highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
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
 • Total6.83 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
 • Rank101st of 102
Highest elevation
432 m (1,417 ft)
 • Rank27th of 102
Lowest elevation
287 m (942 ft)
 • Rank88th of 102
 • Total5,545
 • Rank26th of 102
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
  • Rank9th of 102
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU 2LU0000212

Populated placesEdit

The commune consists of the following villages:

  • Rumelange
  • Haut-Tétange (lieu-dit)




Rumelange was formed on 25 September 1891, when it was detached from the commune of Kayl. The law forming Rumelange was passed on 27 June 1891.[2]


As of the 1 February 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.


It is the site of some of the underground iron mines no longer in operation. Rumelange is home to Luxembourg's National Mining Museum.[3]

Inside the National Mining Museum

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Rumelange is twinned with:[5]


  1. ^ "Population par canton et commune". Retrieved 11 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ (in French and German) "Mémorial A, 1891, No. 38" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15.
  3. ^ "National Mining Museum" Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Emile Kirscht", Luxemburger Lexikon, Editions Guy Binsfeld, Luxembourg 2006
  5. ^ "Potpisivanje sporazuma o bratimljenju Opštine Petnjica sa Opštinom Rumelange u Luksemburgu". (in Montenegrin). Opština Petnjica. 2019-05-24. Retrieved 2019-09-04.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Rumelange at Wikimedia Commons