Meisenthal

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Meisenthal
A general view of Meisenthal
A general view of Meisenthal
Coat of arms of Meisenthal
Coat of arms
Location of Meisenthal
Meisenthal is located in France
Meisenthal
Meisenthal
Meisenthal is located in Grand Est
Meisenthal
Meisenthal
Coordinates: 48°57′59″N 7°21′11″E / 48.9664°N 7.3531°E / 48.9664; 7.3531Coordinates: 48°57′59″N 7°21′11″E / 48.9664°N 7.3531°E / 48.9664; 7.3531
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMoselle
ArrondissementSarreguemines
CantonBitche
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Bitche
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Pascal Andres
Area
1
6.36 km2 (2.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
718
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
57456 /57960
Elevation255–431 m (837–1,414 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.

Meisenthal (Lorraine Franconian: Meisedal) is a commune in the Moselle department of the Grand Est administrative region in north-eastern France.

The village belongs to the Pays de Bitche and to the Northern Vosges Regional Nature Park. As of the 2013 France census, the village's population is 697. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Val-Mésangeois and Val-Mésangeoises.

The village is famous for the Centre International d’Art Verrier (CIAV; international center for studio glass). Glass has been produced in Meisenthal since the early 18th century, and since the 19th century Christmas decorations from Meisenthal were famous – some say they were invented there[who?].

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Meisenthal hand-blown Christmas decoration
  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.