Romagne-sous-Montfaucon

Romagne-sous-Montfaucon is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. The Commune is home to the Romagne '14-'18 museum of WWI artifacts

Nearby is the American Battle Monuments Commission's Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery for US military killed during the First World War.

Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
Location of Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon is located in France
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon is located in Grand Est
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
Coordinates: 49°19′56″N 5°04′58″E / 49.3322°N 5.0828°ECoordinates: 49°19′56″N 5°04′58″E / 49.3322°N 5.0828°E
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementVerdun
CantonClermont-en-Argonne
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes de Montfaucon-Varennes-en-Argonne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Nicolas Raffa
Area
1
15.7 km2 (6.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
191
 • Density12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55438 /55110
Elevation195–287 m (640–942 ft)
(avg. 218 m or 715 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

External Links

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