Rohrbach-lès-Bitche

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Rohrbach-lès-Bitche
The Ouvrage Rohrbach
Coat of arms of Rohrbach-lès-Bitche
Coat of arms
Location of Rohrbach-lès-Bitche
Rohrbach-lès-Bitche is located in France
Rohrbach-lès-Bitche
Rohrbach-lès-Bitche
Rohrbach-lès-Bitche is located in Grand Est
Rohrbach-lès-Bitche
Rohrbach-lès-Bitche
Coordinates: 49°02′46″N 7°15′56″E / 49.0461°N 7.2656°E / 49.0461; 7.2656Coordinates: 49°02′46″N 7°15′56″E / 49.0461°N 7.2656°E / 49.0461; 7.2656
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMoselle
ArrondissementSarreguemines
CantonBitche
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Bitche
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Louis Niederberger
Area
1
13.28 km2 (5.13 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,324
 • Density180/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
57589 /57410
Elevation252–384 m (827–1,260 ft)
(avg. 306 m or 1,004 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Rohrbach-lès-Bitche (German: Rohrbach bei Bitsch, Lorraine Franconian: Roerbach) 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.

Geography[edit]

Rohrbach-lès-Bitche is crossed from west to east (Main Street) by the road connecting Sarreguemines to Bitche. It branches off towards Sarre-Union and the Alsace bossue in the centre of the village.

Located in the open country, at an elevation of around 260 metres, the village is dominated to the west by the 360-metre-tall Guckenberg, the last hill of the Lorraine plateau. It is one of the earliest villages of the Pays de Bitche. The Vosges pink sandstone appears on the outskirts of the commune, but is mostly covered by forest.

See also[edit]

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