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Coat of arms of Schneckenbusch
Coat of arms
Schneckenbusch is located in France
Coordinates: 48°42′17″N 7°04′42″E / 48.7047°N 7.0783°E / 48.7047; 7.0783Coordinates: 48°42′17″N 7°04′42″E / 48.7047°N 7.0783°E / 48.7047; 7.0783
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Sarrebourg-Château-Salins
Canton Phalsbourg
Intercommunality Communauté de Communes de la Vallée de la Bièvre
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Rémy Bier
Area1 2.12 km2 (0.82 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 290
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 57637 /57400
Elevation 259–324 m (850–1,063 ft)
(avg. 280 m or 920 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.

Schneckenbusch (Schneggebesch in Rhine Franconian) is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. The word Schneckenbusch means "snails bush" in German.


Schneckenbusch is a little village in the south-east of Sarrebourg. The village is crossed by a little river, the Bièvre, which rises from the bottom of the Vosges Mountains. Schneckenbusch is too crossed by the Marne-Rhine Canal who opened in 1853.

The commune is situated at 47 miles of Strasbourg, 50 miles of Saarbrücken, 56 miles of Nancy and 78 miles of Metz.

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