The Moselle is a French department of the Lorraine area which owes its name with the river which crosses it in its western part and sprinkles its chief Metz place, the Moselle, tributary of the Rhine. Its inhabitants are call the Natives of the Moselle region. INSEE and the Post office allot code 57 to him.


The Moselle was one of the 83 departments create with the French Revolution, on March 4, 1790 pursuant to the law of December 22, 1789, has to leave in particular the northern part of the Province of Lorraine. One of its first prefects was the count de Vaublanc of 1805 has 1814. The department knew various corrections of border until 1815. The towns of Saarbrucken and Sarrelouis, today allemandes, formed part hitherto of it. The department was then divided in four districts: Metz (chief town of the department), briey, sarreguemines and Thionville.


The Moselle belongs to the Lorraine area. It is entouree by the departments of Meurthe-et-Moselle and the Low-Rhine like by Germany (Lander of the Saar and the Rhineland-Palatinat) and Luxembourg.

Chief town: Metz.

Important cities: forbach, Sarreguemines, Saint-Avold, Creutzwald, hayange, Hagondange, Thionville, yutz, Freyming-Merlebach, the Boulay-Moselle, Sarrebourg, Stiring-Wendel.

Principal Cours d' water: the Moselle, the Saar, the Pail, Nied.

Source: Wikipedia.

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