Theme Week Lorraine – Thionville

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Thionville is a commune in the Moselle department in Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine in north-eastern France. The city is located on the left bank of the river Moselle, opposite its suburb Yutz. The population of Thionville has increased mainly in the first half of the 20th century due to industrial development of the upper Moselle basin.

Thionville was settled as early as the time of the Merovingians. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the region was inhabited by the Germanic Alamanni. It was known in the German of that era as Theudonevilla or Totonisvilla. King Pippin had a royal palace constructed here.

Place du Marché © Bubudu57/cc-by-sa-3.0 Post Office © EPei/cc-by-sa-3.0 Pont-Écluse © flickr.com - LaurPhil/cc-by-2.0 Town hall © EPei/cc-by-sa-3.0 Cour des Capucins, a former abbey © Bubudu57/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Johnny Chicago/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Cour des Capucins, a former abbey © Bubudu57/cc-by-sa-3.0
The area around Thionville has relied on heavy industry, most notably since the end of the 19th century, due to the presence of iron ore in the area. The first large steel mill in Thionville was opened in 1898. Since the steel crisis of the 1970s, several steel mills have been closed, and only a few have remained active. A growing number of residents of Thionville commute to nearby Luxembourg (Thionville is 15 kilometres from the border).

After experiencing, along with all of France, an economic upswing during the postwar decades (trente glorieuses), the heavy industry of Thionville suffered setbacks beginning in the 1970s. The city and the entire region have faced hardships and structural unemployment since then.

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