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Meuse
Coat of Arms of Meuse
Location
Location of Meuse in France
Administration
Department number: 55
Region: Lorraine
Prefecture: Bar-le-Duc
Subprefectures: Commercy
Verdun
Arrondissements: 3
Cantons: 31
Communes: 498
President of the General Council: Christian Namy
Statistics
Population Ranked 88th
 -1999 192,198
Population density: 31/km2
Land area¹: 6211 km2
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

Meuse (French pronunciation: [møːz]) is a department in northeast France, named after the River Meuse.

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History

Meuse is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from the former provinces of Barrois (area of Bar-le-Duc) and Three Bishoprics (area of Verdun).

The department was one of the great battlefields of World War I; an important battle was fought in 1916 at Verdun.

Geography

Meuse is part of the current region of Lorraine and is surrounded by the French departments of Ardennes, Marne, Haute-Marne, Vosges, Meurthe-et-Moselle, and Belgium on the north.

The important rivers are the following:

Demographics

The population has decreased sharply since the 19th century, with the rural exodus to the cities.

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Coordinates: 49°00′N 05°20′E / 49°N 5.333°E / 49; 5.333


1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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English

Proper noun

Singular
Meuse

Plural
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Meuse

  1. (geography) A river in Europe that flows about 901 km (560 mi) from France through Belgium to the North Sea at the Netherlands.

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