The road into Schweyen
|Intercommunality||CC du Pays de Bitche|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Bruno Meyer|
|11.35 km2 (4.38 sq mi)|
|• Density||28/km2 (73/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||236–361 m (774–1,184 ft) |
(avg. 300 m or 980 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The village belongs to the Pays de Bitche and to the Northern Vosges Regional Nature Park. It is located on the German border between the towns of Bitche, France and Zweibrücken, Germany. It has a population of 319 and an area of 1,135 hectares (2,800 acres).
It was first mentioned in 1322 under the name of "Schweien", which comes from the Old German name "Schweiga", which meant "cow" or "cattle".
Today, this village is noted for its brass band, "Amicale des Sapeurs Pompiers et Batterie Fanfare de Schweyen".
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Schweyen.|
|This Moselle geographical article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|