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Coordinates: 49°02′02″N, 6°09′14″E


Montigny-lès-Metz is located in France
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Metz-Campagne
Canton Montigny-lès-Metz
Intercommunality Metz Métropole
Mayor Jean-Luc Bohl (NC)
Elevation 165–190 m (541–623 ft)
Land area1 6.70 km2 (2.59 sq mi)
Population2 23,437  (1999)
 - Density 3,498 /km2 (9,060 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 57480/ 57950
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.

Coordinates: 49°06′02″N 6°09′14″E / 49.1006°N 6.1539°E / 49.1006; 6.1539

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.