Saulmory-Villefranche

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The church in Saulmory-Villefranche
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Saulmory-Villefranche
Coordinates: 49°26′05″N5°10′38″E / 49.4347°N 5.1772°E / 49.4347; 5.1772 Coordinates: 49°26′05″N5°10′38″E / 49.4347°N 5.1772°E / 49.4347; 5.1772
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Meuse
Arrondissement Verdun
Canton Stenay
Intercommunality Pays de Stenay et Val Dunois
Government
  Mayor (20082014) M. Claude Ansmant
Area
1
6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01) [1]
91
  Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55471 /55110
Elevation167–200 m (548–656 ft)
(avg. 175 m or 574 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saulmory-Villefranche (before 2017: Saulmory-et-Villefranche) [2] is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

The commune is a level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are analogous to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States and Canada, Gemeinden in Germany, comuni in Italy or ayuntamiento in Spain. The United Kingdom has no exact equivalent, as communes resemble districts in urban areas, but are closer to parishes in rural areas where districts are much larger. Communes are based on historical geographic communities or villages and are vested with significant powers to manage the populations and land of the geographic area covered. The communes are the fourth-level administrative divisions of France.

Meuse (department) Department of France

Meuse is a department in northeast France, named after the River Meuse. Meuse is part of the current region of Grand Est and is surrounded by the French departments of Ardennes, Marne, Haute-Marne, Vosges, Meurthe-et-Moselle, and has a short border with Belgium on the north. Parts of Meuse belong to Parc naturel régional de Lorraine. Front lines in trench warfare during World War I ran varying courses through the department and it hosted an important battle/offensive in 1916 in and around Verdun.

In the administrative divisions of France, the department is one of the three levels of government below the national level, between the administrative regions and the commune. Ninety-five departments are in metropolitan France, and five are overseas departments, which are also classified as regions. Departments are further subdivided into 334 arrondissements, themselves divided into cantons; the last two have no autonomy, and are used for the organisation of police, fire departments, and sometimes, elections.

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE . Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. Décret n° 2017-1744 22 December 2017 (in French)