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Coat of arms of Farébersviller
Coat of arms
Farébersviller is located in France
Coordinates: 49°06′56″N 6°51′52″E / 49.1156°N 6.8644°E / 49.1156; 6.8644Coordinates: 49°06′56″N 6°51′52″E / 49.1156°N 6.8644°E / 49.1156; 6.8644
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Forbach-Boulay-Moselle
Canton Freyming-Merlebach
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Freyming-Merlebach
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Laurent Kleinhentz
Area1 6.88 km2 (2.66 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 6,020
 • Density 880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 57207 /57450
Elevation 219–321 m (719–1,053 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.

Farébersviller (Lorraine Franconian: Fareewerschwiller/Ewerschwiller; German: Pfarrebersweiler) is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

It is located only 3 km from the German border.


Farébersviller lies at the heart of the coalfield between 3 major cities that are Forbach Sarreguemines and Saint-Avold.

The municipality consists of 2 very different entities that are the village, the original place to the south and the city, created from 1954 by the Houillères du Bassin de Lorraine (HBL) to accommodate a large number of miners working in the Valley the Rosselle nearby.


Since 1989 the mayor of the municipality is Laurent Kleinhentz.


Historical population of Farébersviller
(Source: INSEE[1])
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 8 452 8 001 7 783 7 122 6 835 6 279 6 020
From the year 1968 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Sites and monuments[edit]

Religious Buildings[edit]

  • The church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste
  • The church of Sainte-Thérèse
  • The chapel of Saint-Antoine
  • El-Hijra Mosque with minaret

Cultural structures[edit]

  • Good Fountain Square and the local art house in the village
  • Social Center St-Exupery
  • Center François Rabelais

Sports equipment[edit]

  • Complex Marcel Cerdan
  • Small Gym
  • Tennis Stadium
  • Soccer Stadium
  • Archery

Personalities associated with the municipality[edit]


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