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Creutzwald

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Country  France
Department  Moselle
Canton  Boulay-Moselle
Area  26.72 km²
Region  Grand Est
Arrondissement  Forbach-Boulay-Moselle
Intercommunality  Warndt
Local time  Friday 4:02 PM
Creutzwald
Weather  14°C, Wind SE at 14 km/h, 55% Humidity

Creutzwald is a commune in the Moselle département in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

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Map of 57150 Creutzwald, France

With Germany, it manages the Warndt forest.

History

The town was formed in 1810, by the merging of the three villages of La Croix, La Houve, and Wilhelmsbronn. It continued to be known as Creutzwald-la-Croix until 1961, when the name was simplified. Until that point, it had been redundant, as the German word Kreuz, and French Croix both mean "cross".

Creutzwald was the last town in France to have a working coal mine, in La Houve, which closed on 23 April 2004.

Administration

Together with the municipalities of Bisten-en-Lorraine, Guerting, Ham-sous-Varsberg and Varsberg, it forms the Communauté de communes of Warndt. Although Creutzwald is the largest town in terms of population in its Canton, the administrative centre is Bouzonville. This is due to demographic changes since the 19th century, as in 1885, there were 1698 inhabitants in Bouzonville, and only 1493 in Creutzwald.

References

Creutzwald Wikipedia


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