Arrondissement of Forbach

The arrondissement of Forbach is a former arrondissement of France in the Moselle department in the Lorraine region. In 2015 it was merged into the new arrondissement of Forbach-Boulay-Moselle.[1] It had 73 communes, and its population was 167,518 (2012).[2]

Forbach
Location within the former region Lorraine
Location within the former region Lorraine
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMoselle
No. of communes73
Disbanded2015
SubprefectureForbach
Area
561 km2 (217 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
167,518
 • Density299/km2 (770/sq mi)

CompositionEdit

The communes of the arrondissement of Forbach, and their INSEE codes, were:[2]

1. Alsting (57013) 2. Altrippe (57014) 3. Altviller (57015) 4. Baronville (57051)
5. Barst (57052) 6. Behren-lès-Forbach (57058) 7. Betting (57073) 8. Biding (57082)
9. Bistroff (57088) 10. Bousbach (57101) 11. Boustroff (57105) 12. Brulange (57115)
13. Béning-lès-Saint-Avold (57061) 14. Bérig-Vintrange (57063) 15. Cappel (57122) 16. Carling (57123)
17. Cocheren (57144) 18. Destry (57174) 19. Diebling (57176) 20. Diesen (57765)
21. Diffembach-lès-Hellimer (57178) 22. Eincheville (57189) 23. Erstroff (57198) 24. Etzling (57202)
25. Farschviller (57208) 26. Farébersviller (57207) 27. Folkling (57222) 28. Folschviller (57224)
29. Forbach (57227) 30. Freybouse (57239) 31. Freyming-Merlebach (57240) 32. Frémestroff (57237)
33. Grostenquin (57262) 34. Gréning (57258) 35. Guenviller (57271) 36. Guessling-Hémering (57275)
37. Harprich (57297) 38. Hellimer (57311) 39. Henriville (57316) 40. Hombourg-Haut (57332)
41. Hoste (57337) 42. Kerbach (57360) 43. L'Hôpital (57336) 44. Lachambre (57373)
45. Landroff (57379) 46. Laning (57384) 47. Lelling (57389) 48. Leyviller (57398)
49. Lixing-lès-Saint-Avold (57409) 50. Macheren (57428) 51. Maxstadt (57453) 52. Metzing (57466)
53. Morhange (57483) 54. Morsbach (57484) 55. Nousseviller-Saint-Nabor (57514) 56. Œting (57521)
57. Petit-Tenquin (57536) 58. Petite-Rosselle (57537) 59. Porcelette (57550) 60. Racrange (57560)
61. Rosbruck (57596) 62. Saint-Avold (57606) 63. Schœneck (57638) 64. Seingbouse (57644)
65. Spicheren (57659) 66. Stiring-Wendel (57660) 67. Suisse (57662) 68. Tenteling (57665)
69. Théding (57669) 70. Vahl-Ebersing (57684) 71. Vallerange (57687) 72. Valmont (57690)
73. Viller (57717)

HistoryEdit

The arrondissement of Forbach was created in 1919.[3] In January 2000 it lost the canton of Sarralbe to the arrondissement of Sarreguemines.[3] It was disbanded in 2015.[1] As a result of the reorganisation of the cantons of France which came into effect in 2015, the borders of the cantons are no longer related to the borders of the arrondissements. The cantons of the arrondissement of Forbach were, as of January 2015:[2]

  1. Behren-lès-Forbach
  2. Forbach
  3. Freyming-Merlebach
  4. Grostenquin
  5. Saint-Avold-1
  6. Saint-Avold-2
  7. Stiring-Wendel

Sub-prefectsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Décret n° 2014-1721 du 29 décembre 2014 portant suppression des arrondissements de Boulay-Moselle, de Château-Salins, de Thionville-Ouest et de Metz-Campagne (département de la Moselle)
  2. ^ a b c "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  3. ^ a b Historique de la Moselle
  4. ^ (in French) "Guyot, Régis, Marie, Denis" (prefect, born 1949), page 1069 in Who’s Who in France : Dictionnaire biographique de personnalités françaises vivant en France et à l’étranger, et de personnalités étrangères résidant en France, 44th edition for 2013 edited in 2012, 2371 p., 31 cm, ISBN 978-2-85784-053-4 . (1980)

Coordinates: 49°11′N 6°54′E / 49.18°N 6.90°E / 49.18; 6.90