Beurey-sur-Saulx

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Beurey-sur-Saulx
Commune
WWII memorial
WWII memorial
Beurey-sur-Saulx is located in France
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
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Meuse
Arrondissement Bar-le-Duc
Canton Revigny-sur-Ornain
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Fillon
Area1 11.62 km2 (4.49 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 437
 • Density 38/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 55049 /55000
Elevation 148–235 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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
Year Pop. ±%
1962 471 —    
1968 502 +6.6%
1975 512 +2.0%
1982 505 −1.4%
1990 525 +4.0%
1999 495 −5.7%
2009 437 −11.7%

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