Schweyen

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Schweyen
The road into Schweyen
The road into Schweyen
Coat of arms of Schweyen
Coat of arms
Location of Schweyen
Schweyen is located in France
Schweyen
Schweyen
Schweyen is located in Grand Est
Schweyen
Schweyen
Coordinates: 49°09′33″N 7°23′28″E / 49.1592°N 7.3911°E / 49.1592; 7.3911Coordinates: 49°09′33″N 7°23′28″E / 49.1592°N 7.3911°E / 49.1592; 7.3911
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMoselle
ArrondissementSarreguemines
CantonBitche
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Bitche
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bruno Meyer
Area
1
11.35 km2 (4.38 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
321
 • Density28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
57641 /57720
Elevation236–361 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.

Schweyen (Lorraine Franconian: Schweije) is a commune in the Moselle department of the Grand Est administrative region in north-eastern France.

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".

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.