Dieulouard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dieulouard
Coat of arms of Dieulouard
Coat of arms
Dieulouard is located in France
Dieulouard
Dieulouard
Coordinates: 48°50′26″N 6°04′14″E / 48.8406°N 6.0706°E / 48.8406; 6.0706Coordinates: 48°50′26″N 6°04′14″E / 48.8406°N 6.0706°E / 48.8406; 6.0706
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meurthe-et-Moselle
Arrondissement Nancy
Canton Dieulouard
Intercommunality Vals de Moselle et de l'Esch
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Henri Poirson
Area1 17.69 km2 (6.83 sq mi)
Population (2004)2 4,838
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 54157 / 54380
Elevation 177–307 m (581–1,007 ft)
(avg. 185 m or 607 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.

Dieulouard (formerly Dieulwart) is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France. Dieulouard is located between Pont-à-Mousson and Nancy, on the left bank of the Moselle River. It is the location of the Gallo-Roman city of Scarpone.

In August 1608 a small group of exiled English Benedictines were given a deserted collegiate church in the town. The church was dedicated to St Laurence and so the monks adopted him as the patron of their community. During the French Revolution the community was forced to flee France. In 1802 the monks settled at Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]