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Territory

The territory of the city of Differdange covers an area of 22.23 km², which corresponds to approximately 0.89% of the national territory.

  • 39% of the surface is covered by buildings, i.e. urbanized.
  • 61 % of the surface is covered by forests, agriculture and nature reserves.
  • The circumference of the city is 25.17 km.
  • The city is located at 49.52417″ north latitude and 5.89139″ east longitude. The altitude is 293 meters.
  • The highest point of the municipality is 427.1 m at a locality called Koufeld.

Municipality

The municipality of Differdange consists of the localities of Lasauvage, Oberkorn, Niederkorn and Differdange-Fousbann.

It is situated in the picturesque valley of the river Chiers, surrounded by a unique landscape. The industrial boom was at its height, with the population rising from under 4,000 in 1890 to almost 18,000 in 1930 and fluctuating between 16,000 and 18,000 thereafter.

In recent years, the town of Differdange has been growing steadily and today has a population of over 27,000.

Total population: 27.367*
Total number of households: 10.288*

* January 2020

Localities Surface  area Inhabitants Households
Lasauvage

Oberkorn

Differdange-Fousbann

Niederkorn

17 ha

201 ha

132 ha

221 ha

2%

35%

23%

39%

488

4.588

14.988

7.343

1,80%

16,80%

54,80%

26,60%

161

1.733

5.606

2.788

1,56%

16,84%

54,49%

27,10%

Distances to cities in neighbouring countries

With Belgium, France and Germany as neighbouring countries, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is at the heart of Europe.

Luxembourg
Esch: 10 km
Luxembourg City: 26 km
Belval-University: 8 km
Belgium
Arlon: 29 km
Brussels: 210 km
Antwerp: 250 km
France
Metz: 64 km
Strasbourg: 224 km
Paris: 343 km
Germany
Trier: 75 km
Saarbrücken: 107 km
Frankfurt: 280 km

Demographic development

“Differdange 2025” – demographic report 2016 (only available in German)
European Institute for Research, Development and Action

Population

488 Lasauvage
4.588 Oberkorn
14.988 Differdange-Fousbann
7.343 Niederkorn
 

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