Baronville

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Baronville
Eglise Baronville.JPG
Coat of arms of Baronville
Coat of arms
Baronville is located in France
Baronville
Baronville
Coordinates: 48°56′05″N 6°36′33″E / 48.9347°N 6.6092°E / 48.9347; 6.6092Coordinates: 48°56′05″N 6°36′33″E / 48.9347°N 6.6092°E / 48.9347; 6.6092
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Forbach
Canton Grostenquin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Paul Peltier
Area1 6.18 km2 (2.39 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 404
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 57051 / 57340
Elevation 251–322 m (823–1,056 ft)
(avg. 290 m or 950 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Baronville is a commune in the Moselle department in Lorraine in northeastern France.

History[edit]

  • Previous names: Barunvilla (896), Barandorf (1361), Barendorff (1383, 1461).
  • In 2007 a group of three University of York students attempted to get the fictitious town of 'BaronVille' onto the new UK version of the board game Monopoly. The news media thought that this was a French plot and reported, without sources, that the people of Baronville itself were behind it.

[1] [2] [3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 303 —    
1968 320 +5.6%
1975 352 +10.0%
1982 372 +5.7%
1990 361 −3.0%
1999 346 −4.2%
2006 362 +4.6%
2009 404 +11.6%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A new monopoly bid by the French
  2. ^ Why St Albans is the new Mayfair...it's Britain's new Monopoly board
  3. ^ England has Monopoly monopoly