Charny-sur-Meuse

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

Charny-sur-Meuse
Coat of arms of Charny-sur-Meuse

Coat of arms
Location of Charny-sur-Meuse
Charny-sur-Meuse is located in France
Charny-sur-Meuse
Charny-sur-Meuse
Charny-sur-Meuse is located in Grand Est
Charny-sur-Meuse
Charny-sur-Meuse
Coordinates: 49°12′29″N 5°21′50″E / 49.2081°N 5.3639°ECoordinates: 49°12′29″N 5°21′50″E / 49.2081°N 5.3639°E
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementVerdun
CantonBelleville-sur-Meuse
IntercommunalityGrand Verdun
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Louis Vagneron
Area
1
12.62 km2 (4.87 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
543
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55102 /55100
Elevation185–293 m (607–961 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

See also

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