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Moncel-sur-Seille is located in France
Coordinates: 48°45′57″N 6°25′21″E / 48.7658°N 6.4225°E / 48.7658; 6.4225Coordinates: 48°45′57″N 6°25′21″E / 48.7658°N 6.4225°E / 48.7658; 6.4225
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meurthe-et-Moselle
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Nancy
Canton Canton of Seichamps
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Grand Couronné
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Ennio Bazzara (PR)
 • Land1 12.41 km2 (4.79 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 474
 • Population2 density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 54374 / 54280
Elevation 195–283 m (640–928 ft)
(avg. 206 m or 676 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.

Moncel-sur-Seille is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle département in north-eastern France.

In the past, inhabitants of Moncel were known by their neighbours as culs crottés ("shit arses"), on account of the unusually clingy mud of their village.[1]

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  1. ^ Graham Robb, The Discovery of France, p36, Picador (2007), ISBN 978-0-330-42761-6, citing Vital Collet "Sobriquets caractérisant les habitants de villages lorrains" in Le Pays lorrain, Nancy (1908), pp442-449 and Henri-Adolphe Labourasse, "Anciens us, coutumes, légendes, supersititions, préjugés, etc. du département de la Meuse" in Mémoires de la Société des lettres, sciences et art de Bar-le-Duc, 1902, pp3-225