Wassy

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Not to be confused with Wasse or Wassey.
Wassy
Wassy-Tour du Dôme (1).jpg
Coat of arms of Wassy
Coat of arms
Wassy is located in France
Wassy
Wassy
Coordinates: 48°29′59″N 4°56′54″E / 48.4997°N 4.9483°E / 48.4997; 4.9483Coordinates: 48°29′59″N 4°56′54″E / 48.4997°N 4.9483°E / 48.4997; 4.9483
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Haute-Marne
Arrondissement Saint-Dizier
Canton Wassy
(chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Val de Blaise
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain GAVIER
Area1 33.82 km2 (13.06 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 3,294
 • Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 52550 / 52130
Elevation 154–224 m (505–735 ft)
(avg. 172 m or 564 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.

Wassy (French pronunciation: ​[vasi]), formerly known as Wassy-sur-Blaise, is a commune in the Haute-Marne department in north-eastern France.

Population (1999): 3,294.

History[edit]

On 1 March 1562, a faction of armed soldiers under Francis, Duke of Guise attacked and killed worshippers at a Huguenot service, called the Massacre of Wassy, which marked the start of the First War of Religion in France.

Geography[edit]

The river Blaise flows through the commune.

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