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Coat of arms of Launstroff
Coat of arms
Launstroff is located in France
Coordinates: 49°26′22″N 6°29′51″E / 49.4394°N 6.4975°E / 49.4394; 6.4975Coordinates: 49°26′22″N 6°29′51″E / 49.4394°N 6.4975°E / 49.4394; 6.4975
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Thionville
Canton Bouzonville
Intercommunality Communauté de communes des Trois Frontières
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Albert Harter
Area1 7.81 km2 (3.02 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 224
 • Density 29/km2 (74/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 57388 /57480
Elevation 285–407 m (935–1,335 ft)
(avg. 350 m or 1,150 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.

Launstroff (German: Launsdorf) is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Launstroff is a small agricultural community consisting of 50-60 houses, with few exceptions over fifty years old.


Launstroff is located 1.5 km from the German border.


In the village square, next to the church, is a war memorial to those who gave their lives in the World War I and World War II. During World War II, there are records of US troops being in the village, which is located almost on the Siegfried Line.


Many large stone sculptures can be found in the area. Just outside the village, running along the international border, many smaller carved stones can be found marking the border as it has changed over the last 250 years.


The economy is based on agriculture. There are no shops, restaurants, or hotels in the village.


The village has a bus service linking it to nearby communities. There is no link by public transport into Germany and no rail link. The village is surrounded by pathways and lies on several cycle routes.

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