Étain, Meuse

Étain is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

It is situated on the Orne River.

St. Martin's Church
St. Martin's Church
Coat of arms of Étain

Coat of arms
Location of Étain
Étain is located in France
Étain is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 49°12′58″N 5°37′48″E / 49.216°N 5.63°ECoordinates: 49°12′58″N 5°37′48″E / 49.216°N 5.63°E
RegionGrand Est
IntercommunalityPays d'Étain
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean Picart
19.64 km2 (7.58 sq mi)
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
550181 /55400
Elevation196–236 m (643–774 ft)
(avg. 210 m or 690 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.


It is located approximately 15 miles to the east north east of Verdun.


Etain northeast of Verdun destroyed by the Germans
World War I damage at Étain

The town, which dates from the late 7th/early 8th century, does not have any natural defense features so has fallen to the Prussians and Russians in 1815 right after the Battle of Waterloo, and to the Germans in 1870, 1914 and again in 1940.

See also

External links

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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Communes of the Meuse department

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