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Coat of arms of Rumelange
Coat of arms
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)
Area 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)
 • Density rank9th of 102
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU 2LU0000212

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

Populated places[edit]

The commune consists of the following villages:


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]


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.


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

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Rumelange is twinned with:[4]


  1. ^ (in French)/(in German) "Mémorial A, 1891, No. 38" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15.
  2. ^ "National Mining Museum" Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Emile Kirscht", Luxemburger Lexikon, Editions Guy Binsfeld, Luxembourg 2006
  4. ^ "Potpisivanje sporazuma o bratimljenju Opštine Petnjica sa Opštinom Rumelange u Luksemburgu". petnjica.co.me (in Montenegrin). Opština Petnjica. 2019-05-24. Retrieved 2019-09-04.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Rumelange at Wikimedia Commons