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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

Grostenquin
The church in Grostenquin
The church in Grostenquin
Coat of arms of Grostenquin
Coat of arms
Location of Grostenquin
Grostenquin is located in France
Grostenquin
Grostenquin
Grostenquin is located in Grand Est
Grostenquin
Grostenquin
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
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMoselle
ArrondissementForbach-Boulay-Moselle
CantonSarralbe
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes du Centre mosellan
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrick Seichepine
Area
1
21.77 km2 (8.41 sq mi)
Population
(1999)2
569
 • Density26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
57262 /57660
Elevation226–306 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.

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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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