Meisenthal

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Meisenthal
Coat of arms of Meisenthal
Coat of arms
Meisenthal is located in France
Meisenthal
Meisenthal
Coordinates: 48°57′59″N 7°21′11″E / 48.9664°N 7.3531°E / 48.9664; 7.3531Coordinates: 48°57′59″N 7°21′11″E / 48.9664°N 7.3531°E / 48.9664; 7.3531
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Sarreguemines
Canton Bitche
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays du Verre et du Cristal
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pascal Andres
Area1 6.36 km2 (2.46 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 766
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 57456 / 57960
Elevation 255–431 m (837–1,414 ft)
(avg. 350 m or 1,150 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.

Meisenthal is a commune in the Moselle department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.

The village is famous for the Centre International d’Art Verrier (CIAV; international center for studio glass). Glass has been produced in Meisenthal since the early 18th century, and since the 19th century Christmas decorations from Meisenthal were famous – some say they were invented there[who?].

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Meisenthal hand-blown Christmas decoration