Beaufort-en-Argonne

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Beaufort-en-Argonne
Location of Beaufort-en-Argonne
Beaufort-en-Argonne is located in France
Beaufort-en-Argonne
Beaufort-en-Argonne
Beaufort-en-Argonne is located in Grand Est
Beaufort-en-Argonne
Beaufort-en-Argonne
Coordinates: 49°28′22″N 5°06′51″E / 49.4728°N 5.1142°E / 49.4728; 5.1142Coordinates: 49°28′22″N 5°06′51″E / 49.4728°N 5.1142°E / 49.4728; 5.1142
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementVerdun
CantonStenay
IntercommunalityPays de Stenay
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Guy Santoire
Area
1
11.09 km2 (4.28 sq mi)
Population
(2012)2
148
 • Density13/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55037 /55700
Elevation175–245 m (574–804 ft)
(avg. 190 m or 620 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.

Beaufort-en-Argonne is a commune in the Meuse department in the Grand Est region in northeastern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962163—    
1968181+11.0%
1975178−1.7%
1982186+4.5%
1990174−6.5%
1999170−2.3%
2007161−5.3%
2009156−3.1%

History[edit]

Beaufort was the site of the final shot of World War I: a 95-pound shell fired at 10:59:59 AM[1] on 11 November 1918 from a 155mm howitzer nicknamed Calamity Jane, belonging to Battery E of the U.S. 11th Field Artillery, which was entrenched east of the town.[2] The target is uncertain, but was probably the railway between Metz and Sedan.[3]

Government[edit]

The communities representative for the National Assembly of France is Jean-Louis Dumont.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "11th FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT". 25thIDA.org. 25th Infantry Division Association. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  2. ^ Hymel, Kevin (20 January 2015). "The Last Ones to Fire: The 11th Field Artillery in World War I". ArmyHistory.org. Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  3. ^ "11th FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT". 25thIDA.org. 25th Infantry Division Association. Retrieved 11 November 2018.