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Coordinates: 49°02′02″N, 6°09′14″E

Coat of arms of Montigny-lès-Metz
Coat of arms
Montigny-lès-Metz is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Montigny-lès-Metz is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 49°06′02″N 6°09′14″E / 49.1006°N 6.1539°E / 49.1006; 6.1539Coordinates: 49°06′02″N 6°09′14″E / 49.1006°N 6.1539°E / 49.1006; 6.1539
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Metz-Campagne
Canton Montigny-lès-Metz
Intercommunality Metz Métropole
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Luc Bohl (NC)
Area1 6.70 km2 (2.59 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 23,437
 • Density 3,500/km2 (9,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 57480 /57950
Elevation 165–190 m (541–623 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.

Montigny-lès-Metz is a city in northeast France. It is on the Moselle River, near Metz.

The habitants are called Montigniens.

The first humans found in Montigny-lès-Metz were here since Paleolithic.

Toponymy[change | change source]

Montigny comes from two latin words.

  • Mons = mount, mountain, height
  • Ignis = fire

So, the fire mountain, because the Gauls start up a fire on the St Quentin mont to correspond with the other villages.