Maizières-lès-Metz

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Maizières-lès-Metz
Hôtel de ville MLM.jpg
Coat of arms of Maizières-lès-Metz
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Maizières-lès-Metz is located in France
Maizières-lès-Metz
Maizières-lès-Metz
Coordinates: 49°12′45″N 6°09′42″E / 49.2125°N 6.1617°E / 49.2125; 6.1617Coordinates: 49°12′45″N 6°09′42″E / 49.2125°N 6.1617°E / 49.2125; 6.1617
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Metz-Campagne
Canton Maizières-lès-Metz (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Maizières-lès-Metz
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Terrier
Area1 8.92 km2 (3.44 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 9,855
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 57433 / 57280
Elevation 159–206 m (522–676 ft)
(avg. 164 m or 538 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.

Maizières-lès-Metz (lorrain : Mach'ire) is a commune in the Moselle department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.

It was the original home of the German de Maizière family which, being Huguenots, had to emigrate from France to Prussia in the 17th century. Preserving the name of their original home up to the present, prominent members of the family include Lothar de Maizière, last Prime Minister of the German Democratic Republic, the politician Thomas de Maizière and the general Ulrich de Maizière.

From 1871-1918, as part of Alsace-Lorraine, Maizières belonged to Germany as Maizières-bei-Metz. Between 1915-18 the town's name was briefly Germanized to Macheren. During the German occupation from 1940-44 it was known as Machern-bei-Metz.

The amusement park Walygator is located in Maizières-les-Metz.

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