Kœnigsmacker

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Kœnigsmacker
Eglise Koenigsmacker.JPG
Kœnigsmacker is located in France
Kœnigsmacker
Kœnigsmacker
Coordinates: 49°23′38″N 6°16′39″E / 49.3939°N 6.2775°E / 49.3939; 6.2775Coordinates: 49°23′38″N 6°16′39″E / 49.3939°N 6.2775°E / 49.3939; 6.2775
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Thionville-Est
Canton Metzervisse
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de l'Arc mosellan
Government
 • Mayor (2009–2014) Pierre Zenner
Area
 • Land1 18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,996
 • Population2 density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 57370 / 57970
Elevation 148–306 m (486–1,004 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 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.

Kœnigsmacker (Lorraine Franconian: Maacher/Kinneksmaacher) is a commune in the Moselle department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.

Kœnigsmacker was the birthplace of Father Jean-Vincent Scheil (1858–1940), a French Dominican scholar and Assyriologist, who was one of the discoverers of the Code of Hammurabi in Persia. The area was the scene of fighting during World War II when the U.S. 90th Infantry Division assaulted the nearby Fort de Koenigsmacker, one of the German Moselstellung fortresses.

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