Verdun

Verdun
Verdun and the Meuse river
Location of Verdun
Verdun
Verdun
Coordinates: 49°09′43″N 5°23′15″E
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementVerdun
CantonVerdun-1 and 2
IntercommunalityCA Grand Verdun
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Samuel Hazard
Area
1
31.03 km2 (11.98 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
17,161
  Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55545 /55100
Elevation194–330 m (636–1,083 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
Imperial City of Verdun
? – 1648
Coat of arms
StatusFree Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire
CapitalVerdun
GovernmentRepublic
Historical eraMiddle Ages
 Established
Uncertain
1648
1648
Succeeded by
Early modern France
Today part ofFrance

Verdun (/vɜːrˈdʌn/,[2] also UK: /ˈvɛərdʌn/,[3] US: /vɛərˈdʌn/,[4] French: [vɛʁdœ̃] (listen); official name before 1970 Verdun-sur-Meuse) is a city in the Meuse department in Grand Est, northeastern France. It is an arrondissement of the department.

Verdun is the biggest city in Meuse, although the capital of the department is Bar-le-Duc which is slightly smaller than Verdun. It is well known for giving its name to a major battle of the First World War.


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