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Zetting coat of arms
Zetting (France)
region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Sarreguemines
Canton Sarreguemines
Community association Sarreguemines Confluences
Coordinates 49 ° 5 '  N , 7 ° 8'  E Coordinates: 49 ° 5 '  N , 7 ° 8'  E
height 195-293 m
surface 6.94 km 2
Residents 825 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 119 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 57905
INSEE code

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Zetting (German Settingen ) is a French commune with 825 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the Moselle department in the Grand Est region (until 2015 Lorraine ). It belongs to the Sarreguemines arrondissement .


Zetting lies at an altitude between 195 and 293 m above sea level, the mean height is 144 m. The municipality covers 6.94 km². Like its neighboring communities Wittring and Sarreinsming, the village is on the banks of the Saar and the Saar Canal , southeast of Sarreguemines and as the crow flies about five kilometers from the German border. On the opposite bank, the Schwartzbach flows into the Saar, and the Goldbach flows through the municipality near the village.


Church of St. Marcel in Zetting, seen from the Saar channel from
Defensive tower of the Church of St. Marcel from the 11th century

The village church of Saint-Marcel is known for its medieval round tower from the 11th century, its baroque altar made of gilded wood and the painted windows from the 15th century. The parish was formerly under the Abbey of Tholey . For a long time the place belonged to the county of Nassau-Saarbrücken , in 1795 it came to France. With a contract dated November 20, 1815, the municipality became part of the Moselle department. From 1871 to 1919 the place belonged to the Saargemünd district (Sarreguemines) in the German Empire. There is a partnership with today's municipality of Tholey in Saarland .

Population development

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2007 2013
Residents 759 859 865 839 849 864 769 847

Transport links

The locality is crossed by the D33 département road. The D662, which connects Saargemünd with Bitsch , and the A4 motorway, which runs from Strasbourg to Paris , also pass nearby .

Zetting has a stop on the railway line from Saarbrücken to Strasbourg, which first runs along the Saar and then through the crooked Alsace .

A well-developed cycle path leads along the Saar Canal from Saargemünd (French: Sarreguemines) to the Rhine-Marne Canal .

Web links

Commons : Zetting  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Office de Tourisme Sarreguemines: Description of the church