Doncourt-lès-Longuyon

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Doncourt-lès-Longuyon
Doncourt-lès-Longuyon is located in France
Doncourt-lès-Longuyon
Doncourt-lès-Longuyon
Coordinates: 49°26′24″N 5°42′46″E / 49.44°N 5.7128°E / 49.44; 5.7128Coordinates: 49°26′24″N 5°42′46″E / 49.44°N 5.7128°E / 49.44; 5.7128
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meurthe-et-Moselle
Arrondissement Briey
Canton Longuyon
Intercommunality Communauté de communes des Deux Rivières
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Sauvage
Area1 5.62 km2 (2.17 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 239
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 54172 / 54620
Elevation 265–366 m (869–1,201 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 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.

Doncourt-lès-Longuyon is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France.

History[edit]

Rohr meets the Empereur

During World War I the forest of Doncourt became the training ground from ″Sturm-Bataillon Nr. 5 (Rohr)". This was the only military unit which should be named after their commander during the war. The German Emperor visited Willy Rohr and his bataillon on 14th August 1916.

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