Yutz

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Yutz
Temple Yutz.jpg
Coat of arms of Yutz
Coat of arms
Yutz is located in France
Yutz
Yutz
Coordinates: 49°21′34″N 6°11′21″E / 49.3594°N 6.1892°E / 49.3594; 6.1892Coordinates: 49°21′34″N 6°11′21″E / 49.3594°N 6.1892°E / 49.3594; 6.1892
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Thionville-Est
Canton Yutz
Government
 • Mayor Patrick Weiten
Area1 13.97 km2 (5.39 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 14,687
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 57757 / 57970
Elevation 147–217 m (482–712 ft)
(avg. 160 m or 520 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.

Yutz (French pronunciation: ​[jys], German: Jeutz, Lorraine Franconian: Jäiz) is a commune in the Moselle department in Lorraine in north-eastern France, close to the borders with both Luxembourg and Germany. It was created in 1971 by merging the old communes of Basse-Yutz and Haute-Yutz.[1] Macquenom is also a part of the commune since 1810.

The town is located by the Moselle River where it borders with the city of Thionville. The famous Basse Yutz Flagons, considered by many to be the apogee of celtic art, were found in the area. They now form part of the British Museum's collection.[2]

The inhabitants are called Yussois.

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