Stenay

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Stenay
Stenay 4juni2006.jpg
Coat of arms of Stenay
Coat of arms
Stenay is located in France
Stenay
Stenay
Coordinates: 49°29′27″N 5°11′11″E / 49.4908°N 5.1864°E / 49.4908; 5.1864Coordinates: 49°29′27″N 5°11′11″E / 49.4908°N 5.1864°E / 49.4908; 5.1864
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meuse
Arrondissement Verdun
Canton Stenay
Intercommunality Pays de Stenay
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Étienne Demulder
Area1 27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,952
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 55502 / 55700
Elevation 163–303 m (535–994 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.

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

It was one of the last villages to experience fighting during World War I.[1] Stenay was captured on 11 November 1918 by the American 89th Division under General William M. Wright only hours before the Armistice went into effect. The 89th lost 365 men to howitzer fire.[2]

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  1. ^ BBC; The last soldiers to die in World War I
  2. ^ Joseph E. Persico. Wright's stated reason for the attack was because "the division had been in the line a considerable period without proper bathing facilities, and since it was realized that if the enemy were permitted to stay in Stenay, our troops would be deprived of the probable bathing facilities there." World War I: Wasted Lives on Armistice Day. History Net.

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