Kœnigsmacker

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Kœnigsmacker
The church in Kœnigsmacker
The church in Kœnigsmacker
Coat of arms of Kœnigsmacker
Coat of arms
Location of Kœnigsmacker
Kœnigsmacker is located in France
Kœnigsmacker
Kœnigsmacker
Kœnigsmacker is located in Grand Est
Kœnigsmacker
Kœnigsmacker
Coordinates: 49°23′38″N 6°16′39″E / 49.3939°N 6.2775°E / 49.3939; 6.2775Coordinates: 49°23′38″N 6°16′39″E / 49.3939°N 6.2775°E / 49.3939; 6.2775
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMoselle
ArrondissementThionville
CantonMetzervisse
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes de l'Arc mosellan
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Pierre Zenner
Area
1
18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,274
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
57370 /57970
Elevation148–306 m (486–1,004 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Kœnigsmacker (Lorraine Franconian: Maacher/Kinneksmaacher; German: Königsmachern) is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Kœnigsmacker was the birthplace of Father Jean-Vincent Scheil (1858–1940), a French Dominican scholar and Assyriologist, who was one of the discoverers of the Code of Hammurabi in Persia. The area was the scene of fighting during World War II when the U.S. 90th Infantry Division assaulted the nearby Fort de Koenigsmacker, one of the German Moselstellung fortresses.

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