Solgne

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Solgne
Eglise Solgne.JPG
Coat of arms of Solgne
Coat of arms
Solgne is located in France
Solgne
Solgne
Coordinates: 48°58′02″N 6°17′46″E / 48.9672°N 6.2961°E / 48.9672; 6.2961Coordinates: 48°58′02″N 6°17′46″E / 48.9672°N 6.2961°E / 48.9672; 6.2961
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Metz-Campagne
Canton Verny
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Vernois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Stamm
Area1 7.29 km2 (2.81 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 993
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 57655 / 57420
Elevation 240–299 m (787–981 ft)
(avg. 281 m or 922 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.

Solgne is a commune in the Moselle department in Lorraine in north-eastern France. It is located 22 kilometres (14 mi) by road southeast of Metz and about the same distance northeast by road from Pont-à-Mousson. As of 2010 it had a population of 1,128.[1]

History[edit]

Solgne became part of France in 1661, but Alsace-Lorraine which Solgne lay in, was later under the German Empire from 1871 to 1918. Église Saint-Étienne was built in 1718 and restored in 1859.

Geography[edit]

The commune borders the communes of Buchy, Luppy, Secourt, Sailly-Achâtel and lies at an altitude of between 240 and 299 metres above sea level.[1] It covers an area of 7.3 km². with 154,5 inhabitants per km² as of 2010.[1]The Solgne Fault runs through the villages of Solgne and Achatel.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Solgne" (in French). Solgne.fr. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Great Britain. Naval Intelligence Division (1919). A Manual of Alsace-Lorraine. H.M. Stationery Off. p. 312. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 

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