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Panorama of Schmelz
Panorama of Schmelz
Coat of arms of Schmelz
Coat of arms
Schmelz  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°25′N 6°50′E / 49.417°N 6.833°E / 49.417; 6.833Coordinates: 49°25′N 6°50′E / 49.417°N 6.833°E / 49.417; 6.833
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Saarlouis
 • Mayor Armin Emanuel (SPD)
 • Total 58.64 km2 (22.64 sq mi)
Elevation 249 m (817 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 16,389
 • Density 280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66832–66839
Dialling codes 06887, 06888;06881 (Primsweiler), 06874 (Michelbach)
Vehicle registration SLS

Schmelz is a municipality in the district of Saarlouis, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated approximately 15 km northeast of Saarlouis, and 25 km northwest of Saarbrücken.

The town of Schmelz (which translates to Glaze) is made of six municipalities, Schmelz itself - which consists of Außen and Bettingen - and Hüttersdorf, Limbach, Michelbach, Primsweiler, and Dorf im Bohnental. These independent villages in the Saarlouis district date back to Roman times. A native of Schmelz would be called a Schmelzer as in a person from Berlin being referred to as a Berliner.