Frouard

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Frouard
Canalside Graffiti
Canalside Graffiti
Coat of arms of Frouard
Coat of arms
Frouard is located in France
Frouard
Frouard
Coordinates: 48°45′36″N 6°07′55″E / 48.76°N 6.1319°E / 48.76; 6.1319Coordinates: 48°45′36″N 6°07′55″E / 48.76°N 6.1319°E / 48.76; 6.1319
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meurthe-et-Moselle
Arrondissement Nancy
Canton Pompey
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Bassin de Pompey
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-François Grandbastien
Area1 13.38 km2 (5.17 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 6,999
 • Density 520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 54215 / 54390
Elevation 180–368 m (591–1,207 ft)
(avg. 215 m or 705 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.

Frouard is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in the region of Lorraine, north-eastern France. It is located 10 km north of Nancy near the confluence of the Moselle and Meurthe. It is noted for its Medieval mill; and was latterly a steel industry centre. It is today mainly known as an inland port, and rail/waterway node on the French Waterway Network.

Frouard is joined by a bridge to Pompey on the opposite bank of the Moselle.

Batterie de l'Eperon

Astronomy[edit]

Minor planet 18635 Frouard is named after the town.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". Pasadena: NASA.