|Community association||Val de Fensch|
|surface||13.18 km 2|
|Residents||11,951 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||907 inhabitants / km 2|
Florange (German Flörchingen ) is a French commune with 11,951 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the Moselle department in the Grand Est region (until 2015 Lorraine ). The inhabitants call themselves Florangeois .
In 1854 Florange was connected to the railway network. After the Franco-Prussian War from 1870 to 1871 , the area came under the German Empire ( Reichsland Alsace-Lorraine ). After losing the First World War, it returned to France. In June 1940 it was occupied by Wehrmacht troops during the western campaign . Many young men were later drafted for military service in the Wehrmacht. On September 11, 1944, US troops liberated Florange.
The steel group ArcelorMittal operated a steel mill in Florange . The closure of the blast furnaces was announced on October 1, 2012. In addition, the automotive supplier ThyssenKrupp Presta France SA has its headquarters here, where it (as of 2012?) Employs around 700 people.
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- The XX Corps Crossing of the Moselle , p. 161
- The Economist of October 6, 2012: enters the soul
- Der Spiegel: "Mittal steel mill in Florange: France's government threatens to nationalize" from November 27, 2012
- FAZ.net November 26, 2012: France threatens to nationalize
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