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1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² 0386 sq mi or 247 acres and river estuaries

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes eg, students and military personnel only counted once

Enchenberg in both French and German, Lorraine Franconian: Enschebärsch is a commune in the Moselle department of the Grand Est administrative region in north-eastern France

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 1,272 The inhabitants of the commune are known as Enchenbergeois or Enchenbergeoises


  • 1 Geography
    • 11 Location
    • 12 Neighbouring communes and villages2
  • 2 Administration
    • 21 Canton and intercommunality
    • 22 List of successive mayors
  • 3 Population
  • 4 Local life
    • 41 Language
    • 42 Education
    • 43 Health
  • 5 See also
    • 51 Bibliography
    • 52 Related articles
    • 53 External links
  • 6 Notes and references
    • 61 Notes
    • 62 References



Enchenberg's municipal territory

Located east of the Moselle department, the village is part of the Pays de Bitche It is located 8 kilometres 50 mi south-west of Bitche, the county's chief town, 225 kilometres 140 mi south-east of Sarreguemines, the arrondissement's subprefecture, about 85 kilometres 53 mi east of Metz, the department's prefecture and about 57 kilometres 35 mi north-west of Strasbourg, the region's prefecture1 Neighboring communes include Bining and Rohrbach-lès-Bitche to the west, Petit-Réderching, Siersthal and Lambach to the north, Lemberg to the east, and Montbronn and Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche to the south

Neighbouring communes and villages2edit

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Situation of Enchenberg red in the Bitche canton

Canton and intercommunalityedit

Enchenberg is one of 46 communes in the canton of Bitche Its general counsels since the French legislative election of 2012 are Anne Mazuy-Harter DVD and David Suck UDI3

The town is part of the Pays de Bitche federation of municipalities which as of January 1st 2017 consists of the same 46 communes as the canton This grouping is headed by Francis Vogt, municipal counsel of Bitche4

List of successive mayorsedit

From To Name Party Position
1989 2008 Raymond Rimlinger DVG General counsel
2008 2011 Thierry Beck
2011 2014 Laurent Hen
2014 2020 Bernard Fath

Not all data is known


In 2014 the commune had 1,277 inhabitants The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793 From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every yearNote 1

Local lifeedit


The majority of the inhabitants can speak and/or understand German and also speak French The local dialect is known as Lorraine Franconian Lorraine Franconian is a dialect of German that has been spoken and developed in the region for over a thousand years5


Enchenberg depends on the Academy of Nancy-Metz

The village is provided with a preschool French: école maternelle and a primary school French: école primaire

Studies then go on at the collège La Paraison in Lemberg To pursue their studies in high school, young Enchenbergeoises mainly go to Bitche or Sarreguemines


Nearby hospitals are located in Bitche, Ingwiller, Sarreguemines, Saverne, Haguenau and Strasbourg6

See alsoedit

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  • Beck, Joël 1988 Rohrbach-lès-Bitche et son canton in French Éditions Pierron ed Sarreguemines 
  • Beck, Joël 1999 Moulins : huileries, tailleries, scieries du pays de Bitche in French Éditions Pierron ed Sarreguemines 
  • Beck, Joël 2004 Le canton de Rohrbach-lès-Bitche in French Éditions Sutton ed 
  • Beck, Joël 2005 Le Pays de Bitche 1900-1939 in French Éditions Sutton ed 
  • Cochet, Jean Didier 2008 Plan local d'urbanisme d'Enchenberg Rapport de présentation PDF in French Laxou 
  • Glath, Paul-Édouard 1997 Du pays de Bitche en Charente-Maritime : Souvenirs de 1939-40 in French 
  • Hiegel, Henri 1971 "Les noms de localités d'Enchenberg, Glasenberg, Lemberg et Mouterhouse" Le Pays de Bitche in French num 3 pp 8–11 
  • Jacops, Marie-France; Guillaume, Jacques; Hemmert, Didier 1998 Le Pays de Bitche Moselle in French Éditions Serpenoise ed Metz pp 46–48 
  • Kochert, Francis; Michaux, Laurette; Michaux, Gérard 2008 Moselle : Metz et le pays messin, pays de Bitche, Nied, Sarrebourg, Saulnois, trois frontières et bassin houiller in French 
  • Schaefer, Joseph 2004 Le Pays de Bitche, passionnément in French 
  • Schutz, André 1992 Bitche et son pays in French 

Related articlesedit

  • Communes of the Moselle department
  • Pays de Bitche

External linksedit

  • "Enchenberg's official website" in French 
  • "Enchenberg" annuaire-mairiefr in French 
  • "Enchenberg" bitscherlandfr in French 
  • "Enchenberg" geneawikicom in French 

Notes and referencesedit


  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 1, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006


  1. ^ "Orthodromy" Lion1906 from Lionel Delvarre Retrieved 24 July 2017 
  2. ^ Google Maps
  3. ^ "County Council" mosellefr Retrieved 21 March 2016 
  4. ^ "The community of communes's elected representatives" Pays de Bitche community of communes's website Retrieved 21 March 2016 
  5. ^ S Legrand - according to the INSEE's numbers
  6. ^ "Nearest hospitals from Enchenberg" medecin-360fr Retrieved 24 July 2016 
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