Hayange (German : Hayingen, Lorraine Franconian: Héngen/Haiéngen) is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Hayange
A general view of Hayange
A general view of Hayange
Coat of arms of Hayange
Coat of arms
Location of Hayange
Hayange is located in France
Hayange
Hayange
Hayange is located in Grand Est
Hayange
Hayange
Coordinates: 49°19′48″N 6°03′46″E / 49.33°N 6.0628°E / 49.33; 6.0628Coordinates: 49°19′48″N 6°03′46″E / 49.33°N 6.0628°E / 49.33; 6.0628
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMoselle
ArrondissementThionville
CantonHayange
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Fabien Engelmann (FN)
Area
1
12.23 km2 (4.72 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
15,942
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
57306 /57700
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Outlying villages include Marspich and Saint-Nicolas-en-Forêt, Konacker and Ranguevaux.

EconomyEdit

Hayange is located in the iron manufacturing region of Lorraine; within Hayange is the former Sogerail plant, a railway rail manufacturer, dating to 1892 as Usine Saint Jacques.

HistoryEdit

Archaeological evidence indicates that iron ore was already mined here in Roman times. Human settlement in the area during the Merovingian period is confirmed by a Merovingian cemetery discovered by iron miners in the Hamévillers Valley, on the edge of Hayange and along the line of a Roman road believed to have linked Rheims with Metz.

During the early Medieval period the town was known as "Heiyingen Villa", a name indicating a settlement within a forested area. The first mention of the town in an official record dates from 821, during the reign of Louis the Pious, Western Emperor and King of the Franks, one of the sons of Charlemagne.

TransportationEdit

Hayange is located at the crossroads of the D952 and the D13/57 near the A30.

Hayange railway station offers a daily link to Luxembourg and Metz.

Hayange has daily bus service to Luxembourg, Thionville and Metz.

Twin townsEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

  • Hayange's main educational institutions are: Lycée Les Grands Bois, Collège Hurlevent and LEP Maryse Bastié.
  • The classical organist Vincent Warnier was born in Hayange on 14 October 1967.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.