Bouligny

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

Bouligny
Location of Bouligny
Bouligny is located in France
Bouligny
Bouligny
Bouligny is located in Grand Est
Bouligny
Bouligny
Coordinates: 49°17′33″N 5°44′36″E / 49.2925°N 5.7433°ECoordinates: 49°17′33″N 5°44′36″E / 49.2925°N 5.7433°E
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementVerdun
CantonBouligny
IntercommunalityBassin de Landres
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Éric Bernardi
Area
1
10.99 km2 (4.24 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,648
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55063 /55240
Elevation238–316 m (781–1,037 ft)
(avg. 298 m or 978 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19625,374—    
19684,647−13.5%
19754,022−13.4%
19823,575−11.1%
19902,951−17.5%
19992,813−4.7%
20092,709−3.7%

See also

References

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