Location of Beauclair
|Intercommunality||Pays de Stenay|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||François Watrin|
|4.84 km2 (1.87 sq mi)|
|• Density||19/km2 (49/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||174–308 m (571–1,010 ft) |
(avg. 190 m or 620 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
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