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Sarreguemines

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Country  France
Region  Lorraine

Area  21,965
Mayor  Celeste Lett
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Sarreguemines ([saʁɡəmin]; German:  Saargemünd , Lorraine Franconian: Saargemìnn) is a commune in the Moselle department of the Grand Est administrative region in north-eastern France.

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Sarreguemines in the past, History of Sarreguemines

It is the seat of an arrondissement and a canton. As of the 2013 France census, the town's population is 21,572. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Sarregueminois and Sarregueminoises.

Sarreguemines in the past, History of Sarreguemines

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Geography

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Sarreguemines, whose name is a French spelling of the name in local Lorraine-German dialect "Saargemin", meaning "confluence into the Saar", is located at the confluence of the Blies and the Saar, 40 miles (64 km) east of Metz, 60 miles (97 km) northwest of Strasbourg by rail, and at the junction of the lines to Trier and Saarburg. Traditionally Sarreguemines was the head of river navigation on the Saar, its importance being a depot where boats were unloaded.

Administration

Sarreguemines was, from 1985 to 2015, the seat of two cantons:

  • Sarreguemines, consisting of the Sarreguemines commune only.
  • Sarreguemines-Campagne, comprising 21 nearby communes.
  • Both cantons, minus the communes of Grundviller, Guebenhouse, Loupershouse and Woustviller that were added to the canton of Sarralbe, were merged into one canton of Sarreguemines on January 1, 2015.

    History

    Sarreguemines, originally a Roman settlement, obtained civic rights early in the 13th century. In 1297 it was ceded by the count of Saarbrücken to the Duke of Lorraine, and passed with Lorraine in 1766 to France.

    It was transferred to Germany in 1871, with the Treaty of Frankfurt following the Franco-Prussian War. From 1871 to 1918 it formed part of the German imperial province of Alsace-Lorraine and manufactured plush velvet, leather, porcelain, and earthenware, and was a chief depot for papier-mâché boxes, mostly used for snuffboxes. It was returned to France after World War I.

    On December 21–23 1944, the 44th Infantry Division (United States) threw back three attempts by the Germans to cross the Blies River. An aggressive defense of the Sarreguemines area was continued throughout February and most of March 1945.

    Notable people

    Sarreguemines was the birthplace of

  • Jean-Pierre Bachasson, comte de Montalivet (1766–1823), Peer of France and a French statesman
  • Auguste Hilarion Touret (1797 – 1858 ) - French philhellene officer and a participant in the War of Independence of Greece
  • Simon Lazard (1828), founder of Lazard
  • Camille Crémer ( 1840-1876 ), general
  • Erza Muqoli (2005 - present) - French singer from the musical group Kids United
  • Hugo Karl (1878-1944), general
  • Maximilian von Jaunez (1873-1947), politician
  • Eberhard Hanfstaengl (1886-1973), historian
  • Hans Traut ( 1895-1974) (1895–1974), general
  • Georg Eißer (1898-1964), jurist
  • Marianne Oswald (1901-1985), singer
  • Karl Ullrich (1910-1996), Knights Cross holder
  • Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart (1914-1944), pilot
  • Jean-Marie Rausch (born 1929), politician
  • Roland Minnerath (born 1946), bishop
  • Céleste Lett (born 1951), politician
  • Michel Roth (born 1959), chef
  • Eric Hassli (born 1981), French footballer
  • Matthieu Sprick (born 1981), French cyclist
  • References

    Sarreguemines Wikipedia


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