Moselle

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Moselle
Department

Coat of arms
Location of Moselle in France
Coordinates: 49°02′02″N 6°39′43″E / 49.03389°N 6.66194°E / 49.03389; 6.66194Coordinates: 49°02′02″N 6°39′43″E / 49.03389°N 6.66194°E / 49.03389; 6.66194
Country France
Region Lorraine
Prefecture Metz
(2 arrondissements:
Metz-Ville,
Metz-Campagne)
Subprefectures Boulay-Moselle
Château-Salins
Forbach
Sarrebourg
Sarreguemines
Thionville
(2 arrondissements:
Thionville-Est,
Thionville-Ouest)
Government
 • President of the General Council Philippe Leroy
Area1
 • Total 6,216 km2 (2,400 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,036,776
 • Rank 20th
 • Density 166.792/km2 (431.99/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 57
Arrondissements 9
Cantons 51
Communes 730

^1  French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Moselle is a département in the east of France named after the Moselle River.

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