Frolois

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Frolois
Frolois is located in France
Frolois
Frolois
Coordinates: 48°33′57″N 6°07′38″E / 48.5658°N 6.1272°E / 48.5658; 6.1272Coordinates: 48°33′57″N 6°07′38″E / 48.5658°N 6.1272°E / 48.5658; 6.1272
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meurthe-et-Moselle
Arrondissement Nancy
Canton Vézelise
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Saintois au Vermois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Colin
Area1 9.4 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 560
 • Density 60/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 54214 / 54160
Elevation 222–327 m (728–1,073 ft)
(avg. 320 m or 1,050 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.

Frolois is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France. It is the site of the former fortified castle of Acraignes. The counts of Vaudémont were the first owners of Frolois, from the 13th century. The castle passed through numerous hands - Nicolas de Haraucourt acquired it in 1553, at the beginning of the 18th century it was rebuilt by Anne-Marie-Joseph de Lorraine-Harcourt, prince de Guise ; after the revolution the castle was sold as a national asset in 1795. No remains can be seen todayl.

Geography[edit]

The river Madon flows through the commune.

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