Achen, Moselle

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View of Achen
View of Achen
Coat of arms of Achen
Coat of arms
Achen is located in France
Coordinates: 49°02′39″N 7°11′01″E / 49.0442°N 7.1836°E / 49.0442; 7.1836Coordinates: 49°02′39″N 7°11′01″E / 49.0442°N 7.1836°E / 49.0442; 7.1836
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Sarreguemines
Canton Bitche
Intercommunality Pays Bitche
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Laurent Schrub
Area1 12.12 km2 (4.68 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 999
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 57006 /57412
Elevation 225–336 m (738–1,102 ft)
(avg. 255 m or 837 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.

Achen (Lorraine Franconian: Ache) is a commune in the Moselle department of the Grand Est administrative region in north-eastern France. The village belongs to the Pays de Bitche.

The Japanologist René Sieffert (1923–2004) was born in Achen

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