Tomblaine

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Not to be confused with Tombelaine.
Tomblaine
The Concorde Bridge linking Tomblaine with Nancy
The Concorde Bridge linking Tomblaine with Nancy
Coat of arms of Tomblaine
Coat of arms
Tomblaine is located in France
Tomblaine
Tomblaine
Coordinates: 48°41′00″N 6°13′00″E / 48.6833°N 6.2167°E / 48.6833; 6.2167Coordinates: 48°41′00″N 6°13′00″E / 48.6833°N 6.2167°E / 48.6833; 6.2167
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meurthe-et-Moselle
Arrondissement Nancy
Canton Tomblaine
Intercommunality Grand Nancy
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Hervé Féron
Area1 5.55 km2 (2.14 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 10,078
 • 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.

Geography[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.

Sports[edit]

Football is the preferred sport within Tomblaine. The commune pays host to the professional football club, AS Nancy, who currently reside at the Stade Marcel Picot.

Sister cities[edit]

Tomblaine has one sister city to date.

Telgte (Germany)

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