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Grostenquin (German: Großtänchen, Lorraine Franconian: Tännchen/Grosstänsche) is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. And is situated between Metz and Strasbourg

The church in Grostenquin
The church in Grostenquin
Coat of arms of Grostenquin
Coat of arms
Grostenquin is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Grostenquin is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°58′50″N 6°44′23″E / 48.9806°N 6.7397°E / 48.9806; 6.7397Coordinates: 48°58′50″N 6°44′23″E / 48.9806°N 6.7397°E / 48.9806; 6.7397
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Forbach-Boulay-Moselle
Canton Sarralbe
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Centre mosellan
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrick Seichepine
Area1 21.77 km2 (8.41 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 569
 • Density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 57262 /57660
Elevation 226–306 m (741–1,004 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 ft)

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.

Localities of the commune: Béning, Bertring, Hingsange, Linstroff.


Population (1999): 569.

A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) base, RCAF Station Grostenquin, was located here from 1952–1964. After the departure of the RCAF, the airport was closed by the French. The facilities is still used by the French Armed Forces for military exercises.

NHL player and coach Paul MacLean was born here.

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