Rombas

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Rombas
The 'Rue de Metz pharmacy
The 'Rue de Metz pharmacy
Coat of arms of Rombas
Coat of arms
Location of Rombas
Rombas is located in France
Rombas
Rombas
Rombas is located in Grand Est
Rombas
Rombas
Coordinates: 49°15′01″N 6°05′42″E / 49.2503°N 6.095°E / 49.2503; 6.095Coordinates: 49°15′01″N 6°05′42″E / 49.2503°N 6.095°E / 49.2503; 6.095
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMoselle
ArrondissementMetz
CantonRombas
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes du Pays Orne-Moselle
Government
 • MayorLionel Fournier
Area
1
11.69 km2 (4.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
9,971
 • Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
57591 /57120
Elevation162–383 m (531–1,257 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Rombas (German: Rombach; Lorrain: Rombéch) is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Geography[edit]

Rombas is located in the lower Orne Valley, near Metz, Nancy and Luxembourg.

History[edit]

  • The first human settlements date back to the Upper Paleolithic (-15,000 BP) on the site called Les Roches.
  • Discovery in 1870 at the site called La tuilerie de Ramonville of Neolithic axes (-4,000 BP)
  • The Germanic frank Rumo founded Rombas in the 5th century.
  • The town went through several name changes over the course of history, it has been named Romesbach in 972, Romabach in 984, Rumesbach in 1128, Ramisbach in 1160-1162, Romesbas in 1185, Romebac in 1245, Romebair in 1247, Roumebac in 1280, Rombair in 1335-1338, Rombas in the 15th century, Rombach from 1870 to 1918 while absorbed by Germany; and finally Rombas from 1918.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Rombas
(Source: INSEE)
Year1962196819751982199019992007
Population10 49212 41213 30311 73310 84410 74310 100
From the year 1968 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Sights[edit]

  • The Drince tower, located on the edge of Pierrevillers, it overlooks Rombas at its highest elevation, between Metz and Thionville.
  • The Fond Saint-Martin and Les Roches.
  • The old church, demolished in 1755, was heavily fortified.
  • The St Remy church, 1756, was replaced in 1938 by a modern church. Sculpture : Christ de Pitie from 16th century.

Notable people from Rombas[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jean-Jacques Sitek, Rombas, mémoire de la Vallée de l'Orne, 1993.
  • Jean-Jacques Sitek, Rombas, Hier et Aujourd'hui, 1999.

Notes & references[edit]

  • Translated from the French Wikipedia article 12 June 2008 (UTC)

External links[edit]


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