Sarrebourg (French pronunciation: ​[saʁbuʁ]; also German: Saarburg, pronounced [ˈzaːɐ̯bʊʁk]; Lorraine Franconian: Saarbuerj; older Latin: Pons Saravi) is a commune of northeastern France, located in the department of Moselle, Lorraine, administrative region of Grand Est. It lies in on the upper course of the river Saar. Sarrebourg station has rail connections to Paris, Strasbourg, Metz and Nancy.

Sarrebourg
Saarburg
The former town hall in Sarrebourg
The former town hall in Sarrebourg
Coat of arms of Sarrebourg
Location of Sarrebourg
Sarrebourg is located in France
Sarrebourg
Sarrebourg
Sarrebourg is located in Grand Est
Sarrebourg
Sarrebourg
Coordinates: 48°44′N 7°03′E / 48.74°N 7.05°E / 48.74; 7.05Coordinates: 48°44′N 7°03′E / 48.74°N 7.05°E / 48.74; 7.05
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMoselle
ArrondissementSarrebourg-Château-Salins
CantonSarrebourg
IntercommunalitySarrebourg - Moselle Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Alain Marty
Area
1
16.40 km2 (6.33 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
12,449
 • Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
57630 /57400
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
Imperial City of Sarrebourg
Reichsstadt Saarburg (de)
Ville libre de Sarrebourg (fr)
? – 1661
StatusFree Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire
CapitalSarrebourg
GovernmentRepublic
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Granted mint by
    Bishopric of Metz
 
962
• Passed to Lorraine
2 November 1464
• Gained Reichsfreiheit
Uncertain
• Passed to France by
    Treaty of Vincennes
 
1661 1661
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Lorraine Duchy of Lorraine
Early modern France

In 1895 a Mithraeum was discovered at Sarrebourg at the mouth of the pass leading from the Vosges Mountains.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 11,413—    
1975 12,615+1.44%
1982 12,699+0.09%
1990 13,311+0.59%
1999 13,330+0.02%
2007 12,786−0.52%
2012 12,386−0.63%
2017 12,045−0.56%
Source: INSEE[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE