Haumont-près-Samogneux

Haumont-près-Samogneux is a 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, Louvemont-Côte-du-Poivre, Cumières-le-Mort-Homme and Fleury-devant-Douaumont.

During the war, the town was completely 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.

Haumont-près-Samogneux
Location of Haumont-près-Samogneux
Haumont-près-Samogneux is located in France
Haumont-près-Samogneux
Haumont-près-Samogneux
Haumont-près-Samogneux is located in Grand Est
Haumont-près-Samogneux
Haumont-près-Samogneux
Coordinates: 49°16′25″N 5°21′12″E / 49.2736°N 5.3533°ECoordinates: 49°16′25″N 5°21′12″E / 49.2736°N 5.3533°E
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementVerdun
CantonBelleville-sur-Meuse
IntercommunalityGrand Verdun
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Raguet
Area
1
10.81 km2 (4.17 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
55239 /55100
Elevation194–355 m (636–1,165 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 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.
Beaumont-en-Verdunois

Beaumont-en-Verdunois is a commune in the Meuse department of the Grand Est region of northeastern France.

Since the Battle of Verdun in 1916, the village has had no permanent residents (official population: 0), as is the case with other destroyed villages in the region: Bezonvaux, Haumont-près-Samogneux, Louvemont-Côte-du-Poivre, Cumières-le-Mort-Homme and Fleury-devant-Douaumont.

From 1925 onwards, the mayorship of the town has been within one family, today held by Pierre Libert.

Belleville-sur-Meuse

Belleville-sur-Meuse is a commune in the Meuse department in the Grand Est region in northeastern France.

Bezonvaux

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

Bure, Meuse

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

It hosts the Meuse/Haute Marne Underground Research Laboratory for radioactive waste storage. Its population as of 2009 is 94.

Chaumont-devant-Damvillers

Chaumont-devant-Damvillers is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. It is known as the place where the last soldier to die in the First World War was killed, when American Henry Gunther died charging a German position sixty seconds before the Armistice came into effect.

Combres-sous-les-Côtes

Combres-sous-les-Côtes is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

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.

Dun-sur-Meuse

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

Euville

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

Fleury-devant-Douaumont

Fleury-devant-Douaumont is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

During the Battle of Verdun in 1916 it was captured and recaptured by the Germans and French sixteen times. Since then, it has been unoccupied (official population: 0) as had the communes of Bezonvaux, Beaumont-en-Verdunois, Haumont-près-Samogneux, Louvemont-Côte-du-Poivre, and Cumières-le-Mort-Homme.

Inor, Meuse

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Kœur-la-Grande

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Lisle-en-Barrois

Lisle-en-Barrois is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Louvemont-Côte-du-Poivre

Louvemont-Côte-du-Poivre is a 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, Cumières-le-Mort-Homme and Fleury-devant-Douaumont.

During the war, the town was completely 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.

Raival

Raival is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. The former communes of Rosnes and Érize-la-Grande are within the limits of the town. Vignotte, a mild creamy cheese obtainable in the UK, is produced there.

Souilly

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

The Town Hall, fronting on the Voie Sacrée, served as headquarters for general Pétain and, later, general Nivelle during the Battle of Verdun in 1916. In 1918, it served as headquarters for general Pershing during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.

Stainville

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

Woël

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

Communes of the Meuse department

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