Longuyon

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Longuyon
Crusnes River in Longuyon
Crusnes River in Longuyon
Coat of arms of Longuyon
Coat of arms
Longuyon is located in France
Longuyon
Longuyon
Coordinates: 49°26′52″N 5°36′05″E / 49.4478°N 5.6014°E / 49.4478; 5.6014Coordinates: 49°26′52″N 5°36′05″E / 49.4478°N 5.6014°E / 49.4478; 5.6014
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meurthe-et-Moselle
Arrondissement Briey
Canton Longuyon
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Pierre Jacque
Area
 • Land1 29.7 km2 (11.5 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Population2 5,559
 • Population2 density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 54322 / 54260
Elevation 203–389 m (666–1,276 ft)
(avg. 218 m or 715 ft)
Website longuyon.fr

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.
Canadian totem pole in Longuyon

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

The apartment blocks on the southwestern edge of town, still called "La Cité Canadienne", were home to Royal Canadian Air Force staff and their families in the 1950s and 1960s, when the RCAF had an airbase at nearby Marville. The street names still carry the names Toronto, Montreal, etc., and a totem pole was erected as a monument to the Canadian presence in Longuyon.

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