Beurey-sur-Saulx

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Beurey-sur-Saulx
WWII memorial
WWII memorial
Coat of arms of Beurey-sur-Saulx
Coat of arms
Location of Beurey-sur-Saulx
Beurey-sur-Saulx is located in France
Beurey-sur-Saulx
Beurey-sur-Saulx
Beurey-sur-Saulx is located in Grand Est
Beurey-sur-Saulx
Beurey-sur-Saulx
Coordinates: 48°45′31″N 5°01′40″E / 48.7586°N 5.0278°E / 48.7586; 5.0278Coordinates: 48°45′31″N 5°01′40″E / 48.7586°N 5.0278°E / 48.7586; 5.0278
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementBar-le-Duc
CantonRevigny-sur-Ornain
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Fillon
Area
1
11.62 km2 (4.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
412
 • Density35/km2 (92/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55049 /55000
Elevation148–235 m (486–771 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Beurey-sur-Saulx is a commune in the Meuse department in the Grand Est region in northeastern France.

On 29 August 1944, the 3rd Panzergenadier Division of the German Wehrmacht massacred 86 inhabitants of this and the three neighboring villages of Robert-Espagne, Couvonges and Mognéville. This is also referred to as the Massacre de la vallée de la Saulx. In Beurey-sur-Saulx, the deputy mayor Mr. Aimé Honoré, Mr. Paul Fenaux and Mr. Eugene Francis were shot in front of their homes.

Charles de Gaulle participated in a memorial service on 28 July 1946. A memorial was inaugurated on August 29, 1949 by General André Zeller, commander of the 6th military region.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962471—    
1968502+6.6%
1975512+2.0%
1982505−1.4%
1990525+4.0%
1999495−5.7%
2009437−11.7%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.