Pierrepont, Meurthe-et-Moselle

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Pierrepont
Pierrepont is located in France
Pierrepont
Pierrepont
Coordinates: 49°24′59″N 5°42′44″E / 49.4164°N 5.7122°E / 49.4164; 5.7122Coordinates: 49°24′59″N 5°42′44″E / 49.4164°N 5.7122°E / 49.4164; 5.7122
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meurthe-et-Moselle
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Briey
Canton Canton of Longuyon
Intercommunality Communauté de communes des Deux Rivières
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Luc Schmitz
Area1 7.02 km2 (2.71 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 984
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 54428 / 54620
Elevation 227–336 m (745–1,102 ft)
(avg. 241 m or 791 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.

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

History[edit]

During the First World War was from 1915 to 1918 in Ugny was the artillery, in the forest of Doncourt the training ground and in Beuveille has been the headquarter of the Sturm-Bataillon Nr. 5 (Rohr), in Pierrepont has been the hospital and the cemetery.

On the German soldiers cemetery, the dead of the Battalion were mostly buried. The monument, in the shape of a lion guarding the dead, has already been set up during the war and then not eliminated.[1]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eberhard Graf von Schwerin: Königlich preußisches Sturm-Bataillon Nr . 5 (Rohr) (Aus Deutschlands großer Zeit; Band 116) nach der Erinnerung aufgezeichnet unter Zuhilfenahme des Tagebuches von Oberstleutnant a. D. Willi Rohr / Graf v. Schwerin; Verlag Bernhard Sporn, Zeulenroda 1939