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|• Mayor||Klaus Lorig (CDU)|
|• Total||67.06 km2 (25.89 sq mi)|
|Elevation||255 m (837 ft)|
|• Density||590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||06898, 06802|
Völklingen is situated on the fertile alluvial plane at the confluence of the river Rossel and of the river Köller into the river Saar. In antiquity it was settled by Celtic tribes, then by the Romans.
The Franks colonized the area between the 5th and 9th centuries.
First Documented MentionEdit
Völkingen was initially referred to as "Fulcolingas" by Durandis, Vice Chancellor to Louis the Pious in 822.
Peasants living in the area were subject to taxation by the Count of Saarbrücken.
Early Modern PeriodEdit
The peasants of Völkingen revolted against the Count of Saarbrücken in 1566, when he ordered the construction of the Homburger castle.
The city is divided into ten districts:
- Fürstenhausen, home to the coking plant
People born in VölklingenEdit
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