Heining-lès-Bouzonville

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Heining-lès-Bouzonville
Chapelle Heining Bouzonville.JPG
Coat of arms of Heining-lès-Bouzonville
Coat of arms
Heining-lès-Bouzonville is located in France
Heining-lès-Bouzonville
Heining-lès-Bouzonville
Coordinates: 49°18′36″N 6°35′22″E / 49.31°N 6.5894°E / 49.31; 6.5894Coordinates: 49°18′36″N 6°35′22″E / 49.31°N 6.5894°E / 49.31; 6.5894
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Boulay-Moselle
Canton Bouzonville
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Bouzonvillois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Barthélémy Lemal
Area
 • Land1 6.03 km2 (2.33 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 496
 • Population2 density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 57309 / 57320
Elevation 223–336 m (732–1,102 ft)
(avg. 366 m or 1,201 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Heining-lès-Bouzonville is a commune in the Moselle department in Lorraine in north-eastern France. It is just 500m from the border with Germany.

It takes its name from the Abbey of Bouzonville. It was variously in the ownership of the Abbey at Bouzonville and the Abbey of St Maximin in Trier.

From 1815 it was a border town. In the 1930s, the border between France and the Saarland was closed; the French government funded a new church for Heining, the church of Sainte-Jeanne d'Arc de Leiding.[1]

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