Waly is a village and a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. It is the only village in the commune.
The Church of St. Catherine in Waly was consecrated September 26, 1897 by the Bishop of Verdun. In Gothic Revival style, the building contains some carved furniture. The church is disproportionately large, considering the small size of the village.

Location of Waly
Waly is located in France
Waly is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 49°01′13″N 5°06′27″E / 49.0203°N 5.1075°ECoordinates: 49°01′13″N 5°06′27″E / 49.0203°N 5.1075°E
RegionGrand Est
IntercommunalityDe l'Aire à l'Argonne
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Yves Pillement
6.2 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
 • Density10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55577 /55250
Elevation194–305 m (636–1,001 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.


Historical population

See also

France, Meuse, Waly (1)

Waly, seen from the North

France, Meuse, Waly (3)

Waly, seen from the Route de Triaucourt

France, Meuse, Waly (4)

The Church of St. Catherine

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

Gmina Krzyżanów is a rural gmina (administrative district) in Kutno County, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland. Its seat is the village of Krzyżanów, which lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) south-east of Kutno and 45 km (28 mi) north of the regional capital Łódź.

The gmina covers an area of 102.98 square kilometres (39.8 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 4,468.

James Douglas, 2nd Marquess of Douglas

James Douglas, 2nd Marquess of Douglas (c.1646 – 25 February 1700) was the son of Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus and 1st Earl of Ormonde, and Lady Anne Stuart.

James, second marquis of Douglas, born in 1646, succeeded his grandfather in 1660, and was a privy councillor to Kings Charles II and James VII. He died 25 February 1700, in the 54th year of his age. His eldest son, James, earl of Angus, born in 1671, in 1689 raised for the service of the nation, in one day, a regiment of eighteen hundred men, now called the 26th foot or Cameronians, of which he was appointed colonel, 19 April of that year. After much active service he fell at the battle of Steinkirk 3d August 1692, in the 21st year of his age, unmarried. His half brother, William, also bore the title of earl of Angus, but died an infant in 1694. Archibald, the third son of the second marquis, succeeded as third marquis.His first marriage was in 1670 to the Lady Barbara Erskine, daughter of John Erskine, 21st Earl of Mar and Jean Mackenzie. He later married Mary Kerr, daughter of Robert Kerr, 1st Marquess of Lothian and Lady Jean Campbell.

The story of the end of the marriage between James Douglas and Barbara Erskine is immortalized in the popular ballad Waly Waly, which is known by many alternative titles (e.g. Jamie Douglas, When Cockleshells Turn Silver Bells, Water Is Wide) with many alternative lyrics and melodies. If the lyrics are to be believed, in 1681 a rumor apparently was put to Douglas by Lowrie of Blackwood that Erskine had been sleeping with another man, and Douglas promptly dropped her. Her father took her home and she never remarried.

Jamie Douglas (song)

"Jamie Douglas" is Child Ballad 204, existing in numerous variants, such as "The Water Is Wide/Waly Waly". In the Roud Folk Song Index it is number 87, with more than 80 listed variants. This ballad is believed to refer to the ostensibly unhappy first marriage of James Douglas, 2nd Marquess of Douglas to Lady Barbara Erskine.

Lay Down Your Weary Tune

"Lay Down Your Weary Tune" is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1963. He originally recorded it for his album The Times They Are a-Changin', but it was not released until 1985 on the Biograph box set. In the album liner notes, Dylan claims that in the song he was trying to capture the feeling of a Scottish ballad he had just heard on a 78 rpm record. The specific ballad Dylan was referring to has not been identified, but speculation includes "The Water Is Wide", "O Waly, Waly" and "I Wish, I Wish".Los Angeles folk rock group the Byrds recorded "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" for their 1965 album Turn! Turn! Turn!. The song was subsequently recorded by several artists.

Silesian Walls

The Silesian Walls (Polish: Wały Śląskie, German: Dreigräben) are a line of three (or sometimes fewer) parallel earthen ramparts and ditches that run through Lower Silesia in Poland, by the towns Szprotawa and Kożuchów. The walls are about 2.5 metres tall and, at their widest, 47 metres. They run for about 30 kilometres. It is hypothesized by Maciej Boryna of the Muzeum Ziemi Szprotawskiej that the Silesia Walls were the southwest border of the Duchy of Głogów and built in 1413-1467. It is possible that rather than being military in nature the walls were designed as a type of landwehr to reduce smuggling.

The Water Is Wide (song)

"The Water Is Wide" (also called "O Waly, Waly" or simply "Waly, Waly") is a folk song of Scottish origin, based on lyrics that partly date to the 1600s. It remains popular in the 21st century. Cecil Sharp published the song in Folk Songs From Somerset (1906). It is related to Child Ballad 204 (Roud number 87), Jamie Douglas, which in turn refers to the ostensibly unhappy first marriage of James Douglas, 2nd Marquis of Douglas to Lady Barbara Erskine.


WNRS (1420 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an oldies format. Licensed to Herkimer, New York, United States, the station serves the Utica area. The station is currently owned by Arjuna Broadcasting Corp. and features programming from Westwood One. The station also simulcasts on translator station W252DO at 98.3 FM.

Wali Faisal

Wali Faisal (Bengali: ওয়ালী ফয়সাল; born 1 March 1985) is a Bangladeshi international footballer who plays as a Defender for Bangladesh national football team and Abahani Limited.

Waly Coulibaly

Waly Coulibaly (born February 10, 1988) is a Malian basketball player who last played for The Patterson School after previously playing for Stade Malien of the Malian Basketball League while in High School. He is also a member of the Mali national basketball team.

Coulibaly has starred for Mali since breaking onto the international scene as a 16-year-old. Coulibaly was the leading scorer at the along with Serge Ibaka at the 2006 FIBA Africa U-18 Championships, averaging 18.6 PPG. He scored a team-leading 26 points in a semifinal victory against Angola that earned Mali a berth at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship 2007. Although Mali struggled to a 15th-place finish in this tournament after being placed in a group with the gold medal winning host country Serbia, eventual silver medalist United States, and China, Coulibaly was the tournament's fourth leading scorer with 19.6 PPG.Coulibaly played in the 2007 FIBA Africa Championship as a 19-year-old, but saw little action for the team. Two years later, however, Coulibaly had a breakout performance at the 2009 FIBA Africa Championship for quarterfinalist Mali, averaging 14.6 PPG on a Mali team that came within one point of advancing to the semifinals after losing 74-73 to Tunisia.

Waly Diantang, Mauritania

Waly Diantang is a village and rural commune in the Gorgol Region in southern Mauritania, near the Senegal River. It is also spelled Wali Diantang and is often referred to as just Waly (or Wali). Waly Diantang was the legendary founder of the town.

It is a medium size town where the people speak Fula. The economy is based on wetland sorghum cultivation (samé walo).

The people used to fish in the river called the Mayel, but now it is dry. Kolongal Walo is the agricultural area near the Mayel River. In addition, Oumar Bocar Camara from Wali Diantang remembers these Mayel River shores (river access points):

Tufnde Mayel,

Tufnde Gambol,

Tufnde Kone,

Tufnde Toulel,

Tufnde Lassimayel (river end)

These are places where the Walian, Toulelian, Sinthiane Padalal, Bedinkian, Barkewi, and the Barkatou people would catch fish. They would use mbakaledje, doligngadji, diawly, and dingues. These are types of fish trap and other equipment for catching fish.

Waly Salomão

Waly Dias Salomão (September 3, 1943 – May 5, 2003) was a Brazilian poet. He was born in Jequié, Bahia. He acted on several areas of Brazilian culture as poet, songwriter and writer. His first book was “Me segura qu’eu vou dar um troço” in 1972. His last book “Pescados Vivos” was published after his death in 2004. He wrote successful lyrics for Maria Bethânia, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso.

Wały, Lower Silesian Voivodeship

Wały [ˈvawɨ] (German: Reichwald) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Brzeg Dolny, within Wołów County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. Prior to 1945 it was in Germany.

It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) east of Brzeg Dolny, 14 kilometres (9 mi) south-east of Wołów, and 24 kilometres (15 mi) north-west of the regional capital Wrocław.

The village has an approximate population of 200.

Wały, Nidzica County

Wały [ˈvawɨ] (German: Wallendorf) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Nidzica, within Nidzica County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. It lies approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) north-east of Nidzica and 41 km (25 mi) south of the regional capital Olsztyn.

The village has a population of 260.

Wały, Szczytno County

Wały [ˈvawɨ] (German: Wallen) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Szczytno, within Szczytno County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. It lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) south of Szczytno and 47 km (29 mi) south-east of the regional capital Olsztyn.

Before 1945 the area was part of Germany (East Prussia).

The village has a population of 424.

Wały A

Wały A is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Krzyżanów, within Kutno County, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland. It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) south of Kutno and 44 km (27 mi) north of the regional capital Łódź.

The village has a population of 50.

Wały B

Wały B is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Krzyżanów, within Kutno County, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland. It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) south-east of Kutno and 45 km (28 mi) north of the regional capital Łódź.

The village has a population of 140.

Yousef Wali

Yousef Waly is a former Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (1982–2004) of Egypt. He was also Deputy Prime minister and Deputy Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP). Waly was not married before but he's the God father and uncle to three siblings, Amin Waly, Hoda Waly and Sherif Waly the youngest, who became later a Senator and a leader in the National Democratic Party (NDP).

Communes of the Meuse department

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