Sarrebourg

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This article is about the town in France. For the town in Germany, see Saarburg.
Sarrebourg
Sarrebourg - hôtel de ville.JPG
Coat of arms of Sarrebourg
Coat of arms
Sarrebourg is located in France
Sarrebourg
Sarrebourg
Coordinates: 48°44′N 7°03′E / 48.74°N 7.05°E / 48.74; 7.05Coordinates: 48°44′N 7°03′E / 48.74°N 7.05°E / 48.74; 7.05
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Sarrebourg
Canton Sarrebourg
Intercommunality Sarrebourg
Government
 • Mayor Alain Marty
Area
 • Land1 16.40 km2 (6.33 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 13,330
 • Population2 density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 57630 / 57400

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.
Imperial City of Sarrebourg
Reichsstadt Saarburg (de)
Ville libre de Sarrebourg (fr)
Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire
Duchy of Lorraine
? – 1661
Capital Sarrebourg
Government Republic
Historical era Middle Ages
 -  Granted mint by
    Bishopric of Metz
 
962
 -  Passed to Lorraine 2 November 1464 Enter start year
 -  Gained Reichsfreiheit Uncertain
 -  Passed to France by
    Treaty of Vincennes
 
1661 1661

Sarrebourg (German: Saarburg, Lorraine Franconian: Saarbuerj) is a commune in the Moselle department in Lorraine in north-eastern France. It lies in on the upper course of the river Sarre.

It should not be confused with Saarburg in Germany.

In 1895 a Mithraeum was discovered at Sarrebourg at the mouth of the pass leading from the Vosges Mountains.