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The Concorde Bridge linking Tomblaine with Nancy
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Hervé Féron|
|Area1||5.55 km2 (2.14 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||54526 / 54510|
|Elevation||193–241 m (633–791 ft)
(avg. 202 m or 663 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.
Tomblaine is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France. Stage 7 of the 2012 Tour de France on 7th July starts in this town. The Stade Marcel Picot, football stadium to Ligue 2 side AS Nancy, is located within the area.
Tomblaine is located north-east of France, in the eastern suburbs of Nancy. The town is separated from the city of Nancy by the river Meurthe. The two cities are connected by two main bridges. It is bordered to the north by the municipalities of Saint-Max and Essey-lès-Nancy to the south by Jarville-la-Malgrange, Laneuveville-devant-Nancy, Art-sur-Meurthe and Saulxures-lès-Nancy.
The history of the site Tomblaine dates back to at least 500 BC in Gallo-Roman times. In the seventeenth century, wars and famines spread across Tomblaine. This resulted in a large decrease in population which has since risen. In 1770, the castle within the town belonged to Prince Louis XVI, the future King of France. The commune was destroyed by the Nazis in 1944. However, reconstructions have taken place, returning the town to its former glory.
Tomblaine has one sister city to date.
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