Bezonvaux

Bezonvaux is a commune in the Meuse department in the Grand Est region in northeastern France.

Bezonvaux
FR-55-Bezonvaux chapelle
Location of Bezonvaux
Bezonvaux is located in France
Bezonvaux
Bezonvaux
Bezonvaux is located in Grand Est
Bezonvaux
Bezonvaux
Coordinates: 49°14′15″N 5°28′06″E / 49.2375°N 5.4683°ECoordinates: 49°14′15″N 5°28′06″E / 49.2375°N 5.4683°E
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementVerdun
CantonBelleville-sur-Meuse
IntercommunalityCharny-sur-Meuse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Laparra
Area
1
9.23 km2 (3.56 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
0
 • Density0.0/km2 (0.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55050 /55400
Elevation226–367 m (741–1,204 ft)
(avg. 257 m or 843 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

History

Since the end of the Battle of Verdun in 1916, it has been unoccupied (official population: 0) along with Beaumont-en-Verdunois, Haumont-près-Samogneux, Louvemont-Côte-du-Poivre, Cumières-le-Mort-Homme and Fleury-devant-Douaumont.

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Historical photo of Bezonvaux

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State after 9 August 1916

During the war, the town was destroyed and the land was made uninhabitable to such an extent that a decision was made not to rebuild it. The site of the commune is maintained as a testimony to war and is officially designated as a "village that died for France". It is managed by a municipal council of three members appointed by the prefect of the Meuse department.

See also

References

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