Rohrbach-lès-Bitche

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Rohrbach-lès-Bitche
Rohrbach-lès-Bitche is located in France
Rohrbach-lès-Bitche
Rohrbach-lès-Bitche
Coordinates: 49°02′46″N 7°15′56″E / 49.0461°N 7.2656°E / 49.0461; 7.2656Coordinates: 49°02′46″N 7°15′56″E / 49.0461°N 7.2656°E / 49.0461; 7.2656
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Sarreguemines
Canton Rohrbach-lès-Bitche (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Rohrbach-lès-Bitche
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Louis Niederberger
Area1 13.28 km2 (5.13 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,115
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 57589 / 57410
Elevation 252–384 m (827–1,260 ft)
(avg. 306 m or 1,004 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.

Rohrbach-lès-Bitche is a commune in the Moselle department in Lorraine in north-eastern France. The village is part of the Pays de Bitche and of the Moselle-est basin.

Geography[edit]

Rohrbach-lès-Bitche is constructed along the road from Sarreguemines to Bitche and also along the road that branches off towards Sarre-Union and Alsace bossue.

Sited in open country at elevation of around 260 metres, le village est dominated to the west by the 360-metre Guckenberg, the last hill of the Plateau lorrain. It is one of the earliest villages of the Bitcherland. Le pink sandstone of the Vosges appears on the outskirts of the commune, but is mostly covered by forest.

See also[edit]

Communes of the Moselle department