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The glass factory in Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
The glass factory in Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
Coat of arms of Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
Coat of arms
Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°59′20″N 7°21′15″E / 48.9889°N 7.3542°E / 48.9889; 7.3542Coordinates: 48°59′20″N 7°21′15″E / 48.9889°N 7.3542°E / 48.9889; 7.3542
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Sarreguemines
Canton Bitche
Intercommunality CC du Pays de Bitche
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Fabien Ledig
Area1 4.53 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 512
 • 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.

Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche (German: Münzthal, Lorraine Franconian: Minzdal) 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 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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