Hettange-Grande

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Hettange-Grande
The Church of Hettnage-Grande, located on the hill "Le Rocher" in the town center
The Church of Hettnage-Grande, located on the hill "Le Rocher" in the town center
Coat of arms of Hettange-Grande
Coat of arms
Hettange-Grande is located in France
Hettange-Grande
Hettange-Grande
Coordinates: 49°24′24″N 6°09′14″E / 49.4067°N 6.1539°E / 49.4067; 6.1539Coordinates: 49°24′24″N 6°09′14″E / 49.4067°N 6.1539°E / 49.4067; 6.1539
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Thionville-Est
Canton Cattenom
Government
 • Mayor (2008-2014) André Hentz
Area1 16.27 km2 (6.28 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 7,814
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (GMT +1)
INSEE/Postal code 57323 / 57330
Elevation 155–247 m (509–810 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.

Hettange-Grande (German: Großhettingen, Lorraine Franconian: Grouss-Hetténgen) is a commune in the Moselle department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.

The town gave its name to the Hettangian, the earliest age of the Jurassic period of the geologic timescale.

Geography[edit]

Hettange-Grande is located close to the borders between France, Germany, and Luxembourg.

Quarters of Hettange-Grande

History[edit]

Hettange-Grande was part of the Duchy of Luxembourg until the 1659 Treaty of the Pyrenees, when it was ceded to France during the first Partition of Luxembourg, along with the nearby town of Thionville.

Transportation[edit]

The commune is located on the N53 highway, which runs from Thionville north to Luxembourg.

Bilingual road sign

Twin towns[edit]

Hettange-Grande is twinned with:

See also[edit]