Rosières-aux-Salines

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Rosières-aux-Salines
Rosières-aux-Salines is located in France
Rosières-aux-Salines
Rosières-aux-Salines
Coordinates: 48°35′34″N 6°20′03″E / 48.5928°N 6.3342°E / 48.5928; 6.3342Coordinates: 48°35′34″N 6°20′03″E / 48.5928°N 6.3342°E / 48.5928; 6.3342
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meurthe-et-Moselle
Arrondissement Nancy
Canton Saint-Nicolas-de-Port
Intercommunality Communauté de communes des Pays du Sel et du Vermois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Thibault Bazin
Area
 • Land1 26.95 km2 (10.41 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 2,839
 • Population2 density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 54462 / 54110
Elevation 202–336 m (663–1,102 ft)
(avg. 211 m or 692 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.

Rosières-aux-Salines is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle département in north-eastern France.

In the past, inhabitants of Rosières-aux-Salines were insultingly known by their neighbours as oua-oua (pronounced "wa-wa"), on account of a speech defect caused by a local thyroid condition, which was considered hilarious.[1]

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  1. ^ Graham Robb, The Discovery of France, p37, 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