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Forbach is the largest city in the former coalfield (now Valley Rosselle). It has 22,432 inhabitants and about 85,000 in the urban community (Forbach Porte de France).

ForbachĀ is aĀ communeĀ in theĀ departmentĀ ofĀ MoselleĀ in the northeasternĀ FrenchĀ RegionĀ ofĀ Grand Est.

It is located on theĀ GermanĀ border approximately 15 minutes from the center ofĀ SaarbrĆ¼cken, Germany, with which it constitutes a cross-borderĀ conurbation, and is part of the Saar-MoselleĀ Eurodistrict. According to the 2011 national census, Forbach had a population of 21,954 inhabitants,Ā which, including its greater urban area, makes it the largest town in the eastern Moselle area.

Before theĀ Schengen Treaty, Forbach was a major border crossing at whichĀ customs procedures were carried out, both for road and for rail transport and travel.Ā Here, trains also changeĀ track sidesĀ from right-hand running (Germany) to left-hand running (France). Since 2007, theĀ TGVĀ andĀ ICEĀ high speed trains connectingĀ ParisĀ andĀ FrankfurtĀ have stopped at theĀ station in Forbach, and passengers can now travel to ParisĀ Gare de l’EstĀ in 1 hour and 45 minutes and to the German financial center andĀ airportĀ in the Frankfurt and Rhine-Main metropolis in 2 hours.

Its location in theĀ Saar-Warndt coal mining basin,Ā which extends into eastern Moselle, made Forbach an important mining town, with offices of the HouillĆØres du Bassin de Lorraine (Lorraine coal mining board), a section of theĀ French Coal Board. When the mining operations were permanently shut down in 2004,Ā Forbach turned to activities in the tourism, service, energy and other industries to rebuild the local economy.Ā The “MusĆ©e des Mineurs – Wendel” in the neighboring village ofĀ Petite-Rosselle is a coal mining museum which preserves the industrial and cultural heritage from the coal mining era in the Forbach region. It was awarded the “MusĆ©es de France” quality label in 2002.


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