Thionville

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Thionville

(tyôNvēl`), Ger. Diedenhofen, town (1990 pop. 40,835), Moselle dept., NE France, in Lorraine. It is a center for metallurgical and chemical industries. The town was a favorite of Charlemagne. In the testament of Thionville (806) Charlemagne divided his kingdom among his sons. After being captured by the Prussians in 1870, the town remained German until 1919.

Thionville

 

a city in northern France, in the department of Moselle. Population, 37,000 (1968). A landing on the Moselle River and a railroad junction, Thionville is the center of one of the main ironore and metallurgical regions (Metz-Thionville) of Lorraine. Industries include metallurgy, machine building, metalworking, and the production of chemicals.