Dudelange ( , ) is a
commune with city status in southern
It is the fourth-most
, with over 18,300 inhabitants. Dudelange is situated
close to the border to France.
, the town of Dudelange, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 17,320, 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 3 villages and a steel mill in 1900. The
D in the name of the ARBED
steel company stood
for 'Dudelange.' It is also the site of Dudelange Radio
Tower, which is an FM
radio and television transmitter.