Ligny-en-Barrois

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Ligny-en-Barrois
Ligny-en-Barrois is located in France
Ligny-en-Barrois
Ligny-en-Barrois
Coordinates: 48°41′23″N 5°19′30″E / 48.6897°N 5.325°E / 48.6897; 5.325Coordinates: 48°41′23″N 5°19′30″E / 48.6897°N 5.325°E / 48.6897; 5.325
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meuse
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Bar-le-Duc
Canton canton de Ligny-en-Barrois
Intercommunality communauté de communes du Centre Ornain (C.C.C.O.)
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) J.-F. Muel
Area
 • Land1 32.7 km2 (12.6 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 5,035
 • Population2 density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 55291 / 55500

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.

Ligny-en-Barrois is a commune in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.

The town is in the arrondissement of Bar-le-Duc, beside the canal that links the Rivers Rhine and Marne, fifteen kilometres to the south east of Bar le Duc: it is the administrative seat of the canton Ligny-en-Barrois. The population comprises 5,035 inhabitants (1999) and the area of Ligny is 32.26 km². The inhabitants are called in French Linéens.

A principal employer is the French Evobus motor bus assembly plant. Ligny is also the home town of the Essilor company which specialises in ophthalmic lens production.[citation needed]

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