The glass factory in Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
|Intercommunality||CC du Pays de Bitche|
|• Mayor (2008–2020)||Fabien Ledig|
|Area1||4.53 km2 (1.75 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||57619 /57620|
|Elevation||256–403 m (840–1,322 ft)
(avg. 330 m or 1,080 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.
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 512. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ludoviciens and Ludoviciennes.
The village is famous for its Saint-Louis Glass Manufacture, as it is the oldest glass manufacturer in France with roots dating back to 1586 and the first crystal glass manufacturer in continental Europe (1781).
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