Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche

Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche (German: Münzthal, Lorraine Franconian: Minzdal) is a commune in the Moselle department of the Grand Est administrative region in north-eastern France.

Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
The glass factory in Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
The glass factory in Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
Coat of arms of Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche is located in France
Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche is located in Grand Est
Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
Coordinates: 48°59′20″N 7°21′15″E / 48.9889°N 7.3542°E / 48.9889; 7.3542Coordinates: 48°59′20″N 7°21′15″E / 48.9889°N 7.3542°E / 48.9889; 7.3542
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMoselle
ArrondissementSarreguemines
CantonBitche
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Bitche
Government
 • Mayor (2017–2020) Philippe Hennequin
Area
1
4.53 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
490
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
57619 /57620
Elevation256–403 m (840–1,322 ft)
(avg. 330 m or 1,080 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The village belongs to the Pays de Bitche and to the Northern Vosges Regional Nature Park. As of the 2013 France census, the village's population is 512. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ludoviciens and Ludoviciennes.

The village is famous for its Saint-Louis Glass Manufacture, as it is the oldest glass manufacturer in France with roots dating back to 1586 and the first crystal glass manufacturer in continental Europe (1781).

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.