Schœneck

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Schœneck
A locomotive monument in Schœneck
A locomotive monument in Schœneck
Coat of arms of Schœneck
Coat of arms
Location of Schœneck
Schœneck is located in France
Schœneck
Schœneck
Schœneck is located in Grand Est
Schœneck
Schœneck
Coordinates: 49°13′14″N 6°55′29″E / 49.2206°N 6.9247°E / 49.2206; 6.9247Coordinates: 49°13′14″N 6°55′29″E / 49.2206°N 6.9247°E / 49.2206; 6.9247
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMoselle
ArrondissementForbach-Boulay-Moselle
CantonForbach
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération de Forbach Porte de France
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Paul Fellinger
Area
1
4.06 km2 (1.57 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,667
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
57638 /57350
Elevation207–281 m (679–922 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.

Schœneck (French pronunciation: ​[ʃœnɛk]; German: Schöneck) is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. It is located in the Warndt Basin, and is a border town with Germany, wedged between Stiring-Wendel and Saarbrücken.

Coal concession[edit]

In 1846 Charles de Wendel and the Parisian businessman Georges Hainguerlot bought the coal mining concession of Schœneck. Surveys proved positive, and in 1851 Wendel, Hainguerlot, the engineer Kind and the surveyor d'Hausens formed a limited company to exploit the concession, authorized in 1853 as the Compagnie des houillères de Stiring (Stiring Coal Company). The first two shafts were sunk using an innovative system designed by Kind, but ran into problems with water. A third shaft, sunk with more conventional techniques, was started in 1854 and entered production in 1856. Other shafts were sunk, and production grew steadily.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Desmars 1998, p. 518.

Sources[edit]

  • Desmars, Bernard (July–September 1998), "La Difficile Genèse du Bassin Houiller Lorrain (1815-1870)", Histoire, Économie et Société, Armand Colin, 17 (3, L'État Comme Fonctionnement Socio-symbolique (vers 1547-vers 1635)), JSTOR 23612599