Hettange-Grande

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Hettange-Grande
The Church of Hettnage-Grande, located on the hill "Le Rocher" in the town center from the river "La Kissel"
The Church of Hettnage-Grande, located on the hill "Le Rocher" in the town center from the river "La Kissel"
Coat of arms of Hettange-Grande
Coat of arms
Location of Hettange-Grande
Hettange-Grande is located in France
Hettange-Grande
Hettange-Grande
Hettange-Grande is located in Grand Est
Hettange-Grande
Hettange-Grande
Coordinates: 49°24′24″N 6°09′14″E / 49.4067°N 6.1539°E / 49.4067; 6.1539Coordinates: 49°24′24″N 6°09′14″E / 49.4067°N 6.1539°E / 49.4067; 6.1539
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMoselle
ArrondissementThionville
CantonYutz
Government
 • Mayor (2008-2014) André Hentz
Area
1
16.27 km2 (6.28 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
7,802
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
57323 /57330
Elevation155–247 m (509–810 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Hettange-Grande (German: Großhettingen, Lorraine Franconian: Grouss-Hetténgen) is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

The town gave its name to the Hettangian, the earliest age of the Jurassic period of the geologic timescale.

Geography[edit]

Hettange-Grande is located close to the borders between France, Germany, and Luxembourg.

Quarters of Hettange-Grande

History[edit]

Hettange-Grande was part of the Duchy of Luxembourg until the 1659 Treaty of the Pyrenees, when it was ceded to France during the first Partition of Luxembourg, along with the nearby town of Thionville.

Transportation[edit]

The commune is located on the N53 highway, which runs from Thionville north to Luxembourg.

Bilingual road sign

Twin towns[edit]

Hettange-Grande is twinned with:

See also[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.