Place:Forbach, Moselle, France

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NameForbach
TypeCommune
Coordinates49.183°N 6.9°E
Located inMoselle, France     (1000 - )
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Forbach (Lorraine Franconian: Fuerboch) is a commune in the Moselle department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.

It is located near the German border. Population (1999): 22,784.

When travelling by train between Germany and France, the station in Forbach is where Customs procedures were performed until the Schengen treaty, and trains change from right-hand running (Germany) to left-hand running (France). Since 2007, the high speed train connecting Paris and Frankfurt has stopped in Forbach, allowing the French capital to be reached in 1 hour 45 minutes and the German finance and Rhine-Main metropolis in 2 hours.

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