Rohrbach-lès-Bitche

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Rohrbach-lès-Bitche
Coat of arms of Rohrbach-lès-Bitche
Coat of arms
Rohrbach-lès-Bitche is located in France
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
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Sarreguemines
Canton Bitche
Intercommunality CC du Pays de Bitche
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Louis Niederberger
Area1 13.28 km2 (5.13 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,115
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 57589 /57410
Elevation 252–384 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.

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

Rohrbach-lès-Bitche (German: Rohrbach, 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.

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