Sarrebourg

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Sarrebourg
The town hall in Sarrebourg
The town hall in Sarrebourg
Coat of arms of Sarrebourg
Coat of arms
Location of Sarrebourg
Sarrebourg is located in France
Sarrebourg
Sarrebourg
Sarrebourg is located in Grand Est
Sarrebourg
Sarrebourg
Coordinates: 48°44′N 7°03′E / 48.74°N 7.05°E / 48.74; 7.05Coordinates: 48°44′N 7°03′E / 48.74°N 7.05°E / 48.74; 7.05
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMoselle
ArrondissementSarrebourg-Château-Salins
CantonSarrebourg
IntercommunalitySarrebourg
Government
 • MayorAlain Marty
Area
1
16.40 km2 (6.33 sq mi)
Population
(1999)2
13,330
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
57630 /57400
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.
Imperial City of Sarrebourg

Reichsstadt Saarburg (de)
Ville libre de Sarrebourg (fr)
? – 1661
StatusFree Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire
CapitalSarrebourg
GovernmentRepublic
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Granted mint by
    Bishopric of Metz
 
962
• Passed to Lorraine
2 November 1464
• Gained Reichsfreiheit
Uncertain
• Passed to France by
    Treaty of Vincennes
 
1661 1661
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Lorraine Duchy of Lorraine
Early modern France

Sarrebourg (French pronunciation: ​[saʁbuʁ]; German: Saarburg, Lorraine Franconian: Saarbuerj) is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. It lies in on the upper course of the river Saar.

In 1895 a Mithraeum was discovered at Sarrebourg at the mouth of the pass leading from the Vosges Mountains.