Bitche

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Bitche
View from the citadel
View from the citadel
Coat of arms of Bitche
Coat of arms
Bitche is located in France
Bitche
Bitche
Coordinates: 49°01′51″N 7°15′12″E / 49.0309°N 7.2533°E / 49.0309; 7.2533Coordinates: 49°01′51″N 7°15′12″E / 49.0309°N 7.2533°E / 49.0309; 7.2533
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Area1 41.13 km2 (15.88 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 5,267
 • Density 128.057/km2 (331.67/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 57230 /57089
Elevation 249–432 m (817–1,417 ft)
(avg. 290 m or 950 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bitche is a commune in the Lorraine region in northeastern France. About 5,000 people live there.

It is known for its large citadel. The surrounding area is known as le Pays de Bitche ("Land of Bitche") and Bitscherland in German.