|Canton||Rombas (main town)|
|Community association||Pays Orne Moselle|
|surface||11.69 km 2|
|Residents||9,882 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||845 inhabitants / km 2|
Rombas (German Rombach , Lorraine Rombéch ) is a French commune with 9882 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the Moselle department in the Grand Est region (before 2016 Lorraine ). It belongs to the arrondissement of Metz and is the capital of the canton of Rombas .
The place is named after a Franconian named Rumo, who took possession of the area in the 7th century . In 972 the place is mentioned as Romesbach , the French name first appeared in 1185 as Romesbas . Then Romebar (1264), Roumebac (1285), Rombar (1298), Romba ou Redingen (1572), Rombach (18th century).
Since the Middle Ages, Rombas has been on the French side of the historical German-French language border , which ran just a few kilometers to the east.
The Rombas-Clouange stop is on the Saint-Hilaire-au-Temple-Hagondange railway line .
Rombas maintains a partnership with the Hessian city of Heringen (Werra) .
Reformed Church ( EPRAL )
- Hans Bardo (1901–?), Victim of National Socialism
- Bouteiller - Dictionnaire topographique de l'ancien département de la Moselle