In 1907, Grand Duke Guillaume IV of Luxembourg elevated the areas of Differdange, Dudelange, Rumelange and Ettelbruck to the status of towns. This title was attributed to them by the « Loi du 4 août 1907 conférant la qualification de ville aux localités de Differdange, Dudelange, Ettelbruck et Rumelange » (Mémorial n°42 of 10 August 1907 p. 518 ). To commemorate this unusual centennial, four new postage stamps are being issued with views of the towns from a century ago and today, featuring emblematic places in the four towns.
Rëmeleng (Rumelange)- 4,451 inhabitants
This fourth Luxembourg town, celebrating its centennial, was inhabited as long as 40.000 years ago. In Fact, according to Levoisian rock fragments discovered on site, Neanderthal man lived there during this era. In 2007 Rumelange celebrates this centennial, starting with a big firework in the evening of June 22nd, followed by sports and cultural events in the city's agenda all over the year. A special focus will be on the “randonnée du centenaire” on August 26th, where bikers tour the four centennial towns.
|Price of the series:||4 x 0,50 € = 2,00 €|
|Photos & Layout:||Archives of miscellaneous towns, David Flammang, Paul Bretz, architect; |
Vidale et Gloesener, Luxembourg
|Printing:||Imprimerie du Timbre, Belgian Post, Malines|
|Dimensions:||29.75 x 40.15 mm, 10 stamps per sheet|