Velosnes

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Velosnes
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The church in Velosnes
Location of Velosnes
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Velosnes
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Velosnes
Coordinates: 49°30′24″N5°27′21″E / 49.5067°N 5.4558°E / 49.5067; 5.4558 Coordinates: 49°30′24″N5°27′21″E / 49.5067°N 5.4558°E / 49.5067; 5.4558
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Meuse
Arrondissement Verdun
Canton Montmédy
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du pays de Montmédy
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Jean-Pierre Stelmach
Area
1
4.37 km2 (1.69 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01) [1]
178
  Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55544 /55600
Elevation184–315 m (604–1,033 ft)
(avg. 192 m or 630 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Velosnes 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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Geography

The river Othain forms part of the commune's southern border; the Chiers forms all of its northern border.

Othain

The Othain is a 67-kilometre (42 mi) long river in the Meurthe-et-Moselle and Meuse départements, northeastern France. Its source is at Gondrecourt-Aix, in the Woëvre. It flows generally northwest. It is a left tributary of the Chiers into which it flows between Villécloye and Montmédy.

Chiers river in Luxembourg, France and Belgian border, mouth in Meuse river

The Chiers is a river in Luxembourg, Belgium and France. It is a right tributary of the Meuse. Its total length is about 130 kilometres (81 mi).

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE . Retrieved 25 April 2019.