Robert-Espagne

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Robert-Espagne
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Robert-Espagne is located in France
Robert-Espagne
Robert-Espagne
Coordinates: 48°44′41″N 5°01′59″E / 48.7447°N 5.0331°E / 48.7447; 5.0331Coordinates: 48°44′41″N 5°01′59″E / 48.7447°N 5.0331°E / 48.7447; 5.0331
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meuse
Arrondissement Bar-le-Duc
Canton Bar-le-Duc-Sud
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Bar-le-Duc
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Luc Fleurant
Area
 • Land1 7.33 km2 (2.83 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 836
 • Population2 density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 55435 / 55000
Elevation 155–233 m (509–764 ft)
Website Site Officiel de la Commune

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.

Robert-Espagne is a commune in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.

On 29 August 1944, the 3rd Panzergenadier Division of the German Wehrmacht massacred 86 inhabitants of this and the three neighboring villages of Beurey-sur-Saulx, Couvonges and Mognéville. This is also referred to as the Massacre de la vallée de la Saulx.

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