|Canton||Fameck (main town)|
|Community association||Val de Fensch|
|surface||12.45 km 2|
|Residents||13,931 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||1,119 inhabitants / km 2|
St. Martin Church
Fameck is a French commune with 13,931 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the Moselle department in the Grand Est region (until 2015 Lorraine ). It belongs to the Arrondissement of Thionville and is the main town (chef-lieu) of the Canton of Fameck . The inhabitants call themselves Fameckois .
Fameck is located on the left side of the valley of the Moselle , about ten kilometers southwest of Thionville at an altitude between 167 and 363 m above sea level. The municipality covers 12.45 km². Immediately west of Fameck rises the Côtes de Moselle ridge .
The districts belong to Fameck
- Budange ( Büdingen under Justberg )
- Edange ( Edingen )
- Morlange ( Morlingen )
- Rémelange ( Remelingen )
Neighboring municipalities of Fameck are Florange in the north, Uckange in the east, Richemont in the southeast, Gandrange and Vitry-sur-Orne in the south, Ranguevaux in the west and Hayange and Serémange-Erzange in the northwest.
The districts were first mentioned in the years 855 to 1157. The final spelling was introduced in 1744. In 1789 the places were merged to form the parish of Fameck. At that time the place lived mainly from agriculture. After the war of 1870–1871, Fameck belonged to the German Empire.
The suburb of Remelange was from 1959 a zone à urbaniser en priority . The construction of this settlement doubled the population from 1960 to 1966.
Sights include the 16th century Château de Remelange, which was restored in the 17th century. Ecclesiastical buildings include the church of Saint-Martin in Fameck from 1775, the choir dates from the 15th century.
Economy and Infrastructure
In the 19th century Fameck's main source of income changed away from agriculture with the development of the steel industry in the Fensch Valley.