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A general view of Meisenthal
A general view of Meisenthal
Coat of arms of Meisenthal
Coat of arms
Meisenthal is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Meisenthal is located in Grand Est
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
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Sarreguemines
Canton Bitche
Intercommunality CC du Pays de Bitche
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Pascal Andres
Area1 6.36 km2 (2.46 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 697
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 57456 /57960
Elevation 255–431 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.

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

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