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Bascharage is a town and a former commune in south-western Luxembourg. Since 2012, it is part of the commune of Käerjeng.HistoryBascharage with the other towns like Linger, Hautcharage and Pétange were owned by the "Hoheit Kerschen". The first known reference to them was on April 4, 1281 for obtaining their freedom under the law of Beamont "Freiheitsbrief nach Böhmerrecht“. The freedom of Clemency probably happened in 1260.After the occupation of France (1794 – 1815), the “Hoheit Kerschen” changed in “municipalité cantonale Bascharage” with the townships of Bascharage, Clemency, Mamer, Garnich and Dippach. This Township came out in 1799 as the “Mairie de Bascharage” with the towns of Bascharage, Hautchaurage and Linger. Their first mayor was Pierre Clemont in 1800. The first mayor of Clemency was Pierre Decker (until 1830).Geological does Bascharage not belong to the Minette Region however they have a pretty tense relation with the iron industry. The Iron crisis in the 70s was responsible for the big loss of work for the citizens.Even so, the town has known a regularly evolution with the arrival of enterprises like General Motors or Luxguard. In Bascharage there is also the seat of the well known and probably biggest brewery of the country, Bofferding.The old TownshipBascharage was until their fusion with the township Clemency, only one township for itself. On January 1, 2012, both agreed to undergo a fusion to become the new township Käerjeng.Amorial BearingsThe arms were conferred on the town by Grand Ducal decree of 21 July 1969.Mayor since 1858Jean Nicolas SchumacherPierre SchützJules HemmerJean PeschongThéophile AubartNicolas MeyersRobert SteichenMarcel GillenAndré SiebenbourJoseph ThillJean ChristopheJeannot HalsdorfMichel WolterCustomize your holiday with our Luxembourg online trip itinerary planner to create an adventure that suits you.
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