Schmelz is a municipality in the district of Saarlouis, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated approximately 15 km northeast of Saarlouis, and 25 km northwest of Saarbrücken.

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Panorama of Schmelz
Panorama of Schmelz
Coat of arms of Schmelz
Coat of arms
Location of Schmelz within Saarlouis district
FranceFranceSaarbrücken (district)Neunkirchen (German district)Sankt Wendel (district)Merzig-WadernRehlingen-SiersburgWallerfangenÜberherrnDillingenSaarlouisWadgassenBousEnsdorfSchwalbachSaarwellingenNalbachSchmelzLebachSchmelz in SLS.svg
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Schmelz is located in Germany
Schmelz
Schmelz
Schmelz is located in Saarland
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Coordinates: 49°25′N 6°50′E / 49.417°N 6.833°E / 49.417; 6.833Coordinates: 49°25′N 6°50′E / 49.417°N 6.833°E / 49.417; 6.833
CountryGermany
StateSaarland
DistrictSaarlouis
Government
 • MayorArmin Emanuel (SPD)
Area
 • Total58.64 km2 (22.64 sq mi)
Elevation
249 m (817 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total16,068
 • Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
66832–66839
Dialling codes06887, 06888;06881 (Primsweiler), 06874 (Michelbach)
Vehicle registrationSLS
Websitewww.schmelz.de

The town of Schmelz (which translates to Glaze) is made of six municipalities, Schmelz itself – which consists of Außen and Bettingen – and Hüttersdorf, Limbach, Michelbach, Primsweiler, and Dorf im Bohnental. These independent villages in the Saarlouis district date back to Roman times. A native of Schmelz would be called a Schmelzer as in a person from Berlin being referred to as a Berliner.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saarland.de – Amtliche Einwohnerzahlen Stand 31.12.2018" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). June 2019.