Mars-la-Tour

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Mars-la-Tour
Mars-la-Tour is located in France
Mars-la-Tour
Mars-la-Tour
Coordinates: 49°05′59″N 5°53′12″E / 49.0997°N 5.8867°E / 49.0997; 5.8867Coordinates: 49°05′59″N 5°53′12″E / 49.0997°N 5.8867°E / 49.0997; 5.8867
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meurthe-et-Moselle
Arrondissement Briey
Canton Chambley-Bussières
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Françoise Jacques
Area1 12.64 km2 (4.88 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 854
 • Density 68/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 54353 / 54800
Elevation 197–263 m (646–863 ft)
(avg. 239 m or 784 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.

Mars-la-Tour is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in northeastern France.

History[edit]

The Battle of Mars-La-Tour was fought on 16 August 1870 during the Franco-Prussian War near the town of Mars-la-Tour.

Mars-La-Tour also lends its name to a well-known carbonated non-champagne wine, which is marketed under the catchphrase "It's a drink".

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