The Info List - Forbach

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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.

(French pronunciation: ​[fɔʁbak], Lorraine Franconian: Fuerboch, German: Forbach) is a commune in the department of Moselle in the northeastern French Region of Grand Est. It is located on the German border approximately 15 minutes from the center of Saarbrücken, Germany, with which it constitutes a cross-border conurbation, and is part of the Saar-Moselle Eurodistrict. According to the 2011 national census, Forbach
had a population of 21,954 inhabitants,[1] which, including its greater urban area, makes it the largest town in the eastern Moselle area. Before the Schengen Treaty, Forbach
was a major border crossing at which customs procedures were carried out, both for road and for rail transport and travel.[2] Here, trains also change track sides from right-hand running (Germany) to left-hand running (France). Since 2007, the TGV
and ICE high speed trains connecting Paris
and Frankfurt have stopped at the station in Forbach, and passengers can now travel to Paris
Gare de l'Est
Gare de l'Est
in 1 hour and 45 minutes and to the German financial center and airport in the Frankfurt
and Rhine-Main metropolis in 2 hours. Its location in the Saar-Warndt coal mining basin,[3] which extends into eastern Moselle, made Forbach
an important mining town, with offices of the Houillères du Bassin de Lorraine (Lorraine coal mining board), a section of the French Coal Board. When the mining operations were permanently shut down in 2004,[4] Forbach
turned to activities in the tourism, service, energy and other industries to rebuild the local economy.[5] The "Musée des Mineurs - Wendel" in the neighboring village of Petite-Rosselle
is a coal mining museum which preserves the industrial and cultural heritage from the coal mining era in the Forbach
region. It was awarded the "Musées de France" quality label in 2002.[6]


1 Notable people from Forbach 2 See also 3 Gallery 4 Notes 5 External links

Notable people from Forbach[edit]

Nicolas Appert
Nicolas Appert
(1749–1841) inventor, notably of the canning technique Claire Burger, journalist, screenwriter and film director. Her 2008 short film, Forbach, was awarded by the Cinéfoundation in 2008[7] and she received the "Ensemble Prize" along with Marie Amachoukeli and Samuel Theis in the category "A Certain Regard" (Un Certain Regard) for their first feature film, Party Girl, at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[8] Helmut Fritz
Helmut Fritz
(born 1975), singer Jean-Nicolas Houchard (1740–1793), French General, whose name appears on the Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
in Paris Sophie Huber (born 1985), freestyle swimmer Eugene Jolas (1894-1952), journalist, poet and translator, best known for founding the modernist Parisian journal transition (which published, notably, James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake"). Patricia Kaas, singer from Stiring-Wendel
(near Forbach) Angelo Antonio Toriello (born 1962), activist, investigative journalist and diplomat currently serving as ambassador at-large of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tomé and Principe Christian von Zweibrücken (1782–1859), Bavarian general

See also[edit]


Communes of the Moselle department


Town centre

Catholic Church

Train station


^ "Insee - Populations lgales 2011 - 57227-Forbach".  ^ Assemblée Nationale de France, Compte-rendu des séances de l'Assemblée nationale législative. Tome Dix-Septième, du 4 novembre au 1 décembre 1851. Addition à la séance du jeudi 6 novembre 1851, p 23. ^ This basin lies 44 km east of Longeville-les-Metz, under the Franco-German border extending into the Warndt region of Saarland in Germany.See map ^ " France
ends coal mining with tears but not a single protest". The Independent, April 24, 2004. ^ Lorraine Regional Council: Territoires 2020: Moselle-Est. Synthèse des propositions issues du travail d'expérimentation, pp 17-25. ^ List of French museums awarded the label of "Musées de France" Archived 2014-07-23 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "FORBACH". Festival de Cannes.  ^ "UN CERTAIN REGARD 2014 AWARDS". Festival de Cannes. Archived from the original on 2014-05-24. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Forbach.

Official website (in French) Eurodistrict website (in French) English website for the Musée les Mineurs-Wendel

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Communes of the Moselle department

Aboncourt Aboncourt-sur-Seille Abreschviller Achain Achen Adaincourt Adelange Ajoncourt Alaincourt-la-Côte Albestroff Algrange Alsting Altrippe Altviller Alzing Amanvillers Amelécourt Amnéville Ancerville Ancy-Dornot Angevillers Antilly Anzeling Apach Argancy Arraincourt Arriance Arry Ars-Laquenexy Ars-sur-Moselle Arzviller Aspach Assenoncourt Attilloncourt Aube Audun-le-Tiche Augny Aulnois-sur-Seille Aumetz Avricourt Ay-sur-Moselle Azoudange Bacourt Baerenthal Bambiderstroff Bannay Le Ban-Saint-Martin Barchain Baronville Barst Basse-Ham Basse-Rentgen Bassing Baudrecourt Bazoncourt Bébing Béchy Behren-lès-Forbach Bellange Belles-Forêts Bénestroff Béning-lès-Saint-Avold Berg-sur-Moselle Bérig-Vintrange Berling Bermering Berthelming Bertrange Berviller-en-Moselle Bettange Bettborn Bettelainville Betting Bettviller Beux Beyren-lès-Sierck Bezange-la-Petite Bibiche Bickenholtz Bidestroff Biding Bining Bioncourt Bionville-sur-Nied Bisten-en-Lorraine Bistroff Bitche Blanche-Église Bliesbruck Blies-Ébersing Blies-Guersviller Boucheporn Boulange Boulay-Moselle Bourdonnay Bourgaltroff Bourscheid Bousbach Bousse Bousseviller Boust Boustroff Bouzonville Bréhain Breidenbach Breistroff-la-Grande Brettnach Bronvaux Brouck Brouderdorff Brouviller Brulange Buchy Buding Budling Buhl-Lorraine Burlioncourt Burtoncourt Cappel Carling Cattenom Chailly-lès-Ennery Chambrey Chanville Charleville-sous-Bois Charly-Oradour Château-Bréhain Château-Rouge Château-Salins Château-Voué Châtel-Saint-Germain Chémery-les-Deux Cheminot Chenois Chérisey Chesny Chicourt Chieulles Clouange Cocheren Coincy Coin-lès-Cuvry Coin-sur-Seille Colligny-Maizery Colmen Condé-Northen Conthil Contz-les-Bains Corny-sur-Moselle Coume Courcelles-Chaussy Courcelles-sur-Nied Craincourt Créhange Creutzwald Cutting Cuvry Dabo Dalem Dalhain Dalstein Danne-et-Quatre-Vents Dannelbourg Delme Denting Desseling Destry Diane-Capelle Diebling Diesen Dieuze Diffembach-lès-Hellimer Distroff Dolving Domnom-lès-Dieuze Donjeux Donnelay Ébersviller Éblange Éguelshardt Eincheville Elvange Elzange Enchenberg Ennery Entrange Epping Erching Ernestviller Erstroff Escherange Les Étangs Etting Etzling Évrange Failly Falck Fameck Farébersviller Farschviller Faulquemont Fénétrange Fèves Féy Filstroff Fixem Flastroff Fleisheim Flétrange Fleury Flévy Flocourt Florange Folkling Folschviller Fonteny Fontoy Forbach Fossieux Foulcrey Fouligny Foville Francaltroff Fraquelfing Frauenberg Freistroff Frémery Frémestroff Fresnes-en-Saulnois Freybouse Freyming-Merlebach Fribourg Gandrange Garrebourg Gavisse Gelucourt Gerbécourt Givrycourt Glatigny Goetzenbruck Goin Gomelange Gondrexange Gorze Gosselming Gravelotte Grémecey Gréning Grindorff-Bizing Gros-Réderching Grosbliederstroff Grostenquin Grundviller Guebenhouse Guébestroff Guéblange-lès-Dieuze Guébling Guénange Guenviller Guermange Guerstling Guerting Guessling-Hémering Guinglange Guinkirchen Guinzeling Guntzviller Haboudange Hagen Hagondange Hallering Halstroff Ham-sous-Varsberg Hambach Hampont Hangviller Hannocourt Han-sur-Nied Hanviller Haraucourt-sur-Seille Hargarten-aux-Mines Harprich Harreberg Hartzviller Haselbourg Haspelschiedt Hattigny Hauconcourt Haut-Clocher Haute-Kontz Haute-Vigneulles Havange Hayange Hayes Hazembourg Heining-lès-Bouzonville Hellering-lès-Fénétrange Hellimer Helstroff Hémilly Héming Henridorff Henriville Hérange Hermelange Herny Hertzing Hesse Hestroff Hettange-Grande Hilbesheim Hilsprich Hinckange Holacourt Holling Holving Hombourg-Budange Hombourg-Haut Hommarting Hommert Honskirch L'Hôpital Hoste Hottviller Hultehouse Hundling Hunting Ibigny Illange Imling Inglange Insming Insviller Ippling Jallaucourt Jouy-aux-Arches Jury Jussy Juvelize Juville Kalhausen Kanfen Kappelkinger Kédange-sur-Canner Kemplich Kerbach Kerling-lès-Sierck Kerprich-aux-Bois Kirsch-lès-Sierck Kirschnaumen Kirviller Klang Knutange Kœnigsmacker Kuntzig Lachambre Lafrimbolle Lagarde Lambach Landange Landroff Laneuveville-en-Saulnois Laneuveville-lès-Lorquin Langatte Languimberg Laning Laquenexy Laudrefang Laumesfeld Launstroff Lelling Lemberg Lemoncourt Lemud Lengelsheim Léning Lesse Lessy Ley Leyviller Lezey Lhor Lidrezing Liederschiedt Liéhon Lindre-Basse Lindre-Haute Liocourt Lixheim Lixing-lès-Rouhling Lixing-lès-Saint-Avold Lommerange Longeville-lès-Metz Longeville-lès-Saint-Avold Lorquin Lorry-lès-Metz Lorry-Mardigny Lostroff Loudrefing Loupershouse Loutzviller Louvigny Lubécourt Lucy Luppy Luttange Lutzelbourg Macheren Mainvillers Maizeroy Maizières-lès-Metz Maizières-lès-Vic Malaucourt-sur-Seille Malling Malroy Manderen Manhoué Manom Many Marange-Silvange Marange-Zondrange Marieulles Marimont-lès-Bénestroff Marly Marsal Marsilly Marthille La Maxe Maxstadt Mécleuves Mégange Meisenthal Menskirch Merschweiller Merten Métairies-Saint-Quirin Metting Metz Metzeresche Metzervisse Metzing Mey Mittelbronn Mittersheim Molring Momerstroff Moncheux Moncourt Mondelange Mondorff Monneren Montbronn Montdidier Montenach Montigny-lès-Metz Montois-la-Montagne Morhange Morsbach Morville-lès-Vic Morville-sur-Nied Moulins-lès-Metz Moussey Mouterhouse Moyenvic Moyeuvre-Grande Moyeuvre-Petite Mulcey Munster Narbéfontaine Nébing Nelling Neufchef Neufgrange Neufmoulins Neufvillage Neunkirchen-lès-Bouzonville Niderhoff Niderviller Niederstinzel Niedervisse Nilvange Nitting Noisseville Norroy-le-Veneur Nouilly Nousseviller-lès-Bitche Nousseviller-Saint-Nabor Novéant-sur-Moselle Oberdorff Obergailbach Oberstinzel Obervisse Obreck Œting Ogy-Montoy-Flanville Ommeray Oriocourt Ormersviller Orny Oron Ottange Ottonville Oudrenne Pagny-lès-Goin Pange Peltre Petite-Rosselle Petit-Réderching Petit-Tenquin Pettoncourt Pévange Phalsbourg Philippsbourg Piblange Pierrevillers Plaine-de-Walsch Plappeville Plesnois Pommérieux Pontoy Pontpierre Porcelette Postroff Pouilly Pournoy-la-Chétive Pournoy-la-Grasse Prévocourt Puttelange-aux-Lacs Puttelange-lès-Thionville Puttigny Puzieux Racrange Rahling Ranguevaux Raville Réchicourt-le-Château Rédange Réding Rémelfang Rémelfing Rémeling Rémering Rémering-lès-Puttelange Rémilly Réning Retonfey Rettel Reyersviller Rezonville Rhodes Riche Richeling Richemont Richeval Rimling Ritzing Rochonvillers Rodalbe Rodemack Rohrbach-lès-Bitche Rolbing Rombas Romelfing Roncourt Roppeviller Rorbach-lès-Dieuze Rosbruck Rosselange Rouhling Roupeldange Roussy-le-Village Rozérieulles Rurange-lès-Thionville Russange Rustroff Sailly-Achâtel Saint-Avold Sainte-Barbe Sainte-Marie-aux-Chênes Saint-Epvre Sainte-Ruffine Saint-François-Lacroix Saint-Georges Saint-Hubert Saint-Jean-de-Bassel Saint-Jean-Kourtzerode Saint-Jean-Rohrbach Saint-Julien-lès-Metz Saint-Jure Saint-Louis Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche Saint-Médard Saint-Privat-la-Montagne Saint-Quirin Salonnes Sanry-lès-Vigy Sanry-sur-Nied Sarralbe Sarraltroff Sarrebourg Sarreguemines Sarreinsming Saulny Schalbach Schmittviller Schneckenbusch Schœneck Schorbach Schwerdorff Schweyen Scy-Chazelles Secourt Seingbouse Semécourt Serémange-Erzange Servigny-lès-Raville Servigny-lès-Sainte-Barbe Sierck-les-Bains Siersthal Sillegny Silly-en-Saulnois Silly-sur-Nied Solgne Sorbey Sotzeling Soucht Spicheren Stiring-Wendel Stuckange Sturzelbronn Suisse Talange Tarquimpol Tenteling Terville Téterchen Teting-sur-Nied Théding Thicourt Thimonville Thionville Thonville Tincry Torcheville Tragny Trémery Tressange Tritteling-Redlach Troisfontaines Tromborn Turquestein-Blancrupt Uckange Vahl-Ebersing Vahl-lès-Bénestroff Vahl-lès-Faulquemont Val-de-Bride Le Val-de-Guéblange Vallerange Valmestroff Valmont Valmunster Vannecourt Vantoux Vany Varize Varsberg Vasperviller Vatimont Vaudreching Vaux Vaxy Veckersviller Veckring Velving Vergaville Vernéville Verny Vescheim Vibersviller Vic-sur-Seille Vieux-Lixheim Vigny Vigy Viller Villers-Stoncourt Villers-sur-Nied Villing Vilsberg Vionville Virming Vitry-sur-Orne Vittersbourg Vittoncourt Viviers Vœlfling-lès-Bouzonville Voimhaut Volmerange-lès-Boulay Volmerange-les-Mines Volmunster Volstroff Voyer Vry Vulmont Waldhouse Waldweistroff Waldwisse Walschbronn Walscheid Waltembourg Wiesviller Willerwald Wintersbourg Wittring Wœlfling-lès-Sarreguemines Woippy Woustviller Wuisse Xanrey Xocourt Xouaxange Yutz Zarbeling Zetting Zilling Zimming Zommange Zoufftgen

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