Dudelange (pronounced: [dyd.lɑ̃ʒ]; Luxembourgish: Diddeleng, German: Düdelingen) is a commune with town status in southern Luxembourg. It is the fourth-most populous commune, with 19,734 inhabitants. Dudelange is situated close to the border to France.
As of 2015, the town of Dudelange, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 19,734 making it Luxembourg's third-most populous town. The commune also includes the smaller town of Budersberg, to the north-west. The Mont St. Jean, close to Budersberg, hosts the ruins of a medieval castle.
Dudelange is an important industrial town that grew out of the three villages and a steel mill in 1900. The D in the name of the ARBED steel company, later merged into ArcelorMittal, stood for 'Dudelange.' As well as the Dudelange Radio Tower, an FM radio and television transmitter, it is also the site of the Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA), a cultural institute founded in 1989 under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture in order to preserve, promote and exhibit the audiovisual and photographic heritage of Luxembourg.
Dudelange is home to the most successful Luxembourg football club in recent history. F91 Dudelange won nine national titles in the period 2000 to 2011.
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