Souilly

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Souilly
Souilly is located in France
Souilly
Souilly
Coordinates: 49°01′43″N 5°17′14″E / 49.0286°N 5.2872°E / 49.0286; 5.2872Coordinates: 49°01′43″N 5°17′14″E / 49.0286°N 5.2872°E / 49.0286; 5.2872
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meuse
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Verdun
Canton Canton of Souilly
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Souilly
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christine Habart
Area1 26.59 km2 (10.27 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 275
 • Density 10/km2 (27/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 55498 / 55220
Elevation 242–344 m (794–1,129 ft)
(avg. 350 m or 1,150 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.

Souilly is a commune in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France. The Town Hall at Souilly, fronting on the Voie Sacree, served as headquarters for general Petain and, later, general Nivelle during the Battle of Verdun in 1916.