Cumières-le-Mort-Homme

Cumières-le-Mort-Homme is a ghost commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

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

Cumières-le-Mort-Homme
Location of Cumières-le-Mort-Homme
Cumières-le-Mort-Homme is located in France
Cumières-le-Mort-Homme
Cumières-le-Mort-Homme
Cumières-le-Mort-Homme is located in Grand Est
Cumières-le-Mort-Homme
Cumières-le-Mort-Homme
Coordinates: 49°14′00″N 5°16′54″E / 49.2333°N 5.2817°ECoordinates: 49°14′00″N 5°16′54″E / 49.2333°N 5.2817°E
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementVerdun
CantonBelleville-sur-Meuse
IntercommunalityGrand Verdun
Government
 • Mayor (2016–present) Julien Bossé
Area
1
6.11 km2 (2.36 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
55139 /55100
Elevation185–287 m (607–942 ft)
(avg. 188 m or 617 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

History

During World War I, 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 lasting 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

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