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Eglise Koenigsmacker.JPG
Coat of arms of Kœnigsmacker
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Kœnigsmacker is located in France
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
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Thionville
Canton Metzervisse
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de l'Arc mosellan
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Pierre Zenner
Area1 18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,996
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 57370 / 57970
Elevation 148–306 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Kœnigsmacker (Lorraine Franconian: Maacher/Kinneksmaacher; German: Königsmachern) is a commune in the Moselle department in Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine 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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