Bezonvaux

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Bezonvaux
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Bezonvaux is located in France
Bezonvaux
Bezonvaux
Coordinates: 49°14′15″N 5°28′06″E / 49.2375°N 5.4683°E / 49.2375; 5.4683Coordinates: 49°14′15″N 5°28′06″E / 49.2375°N 5.4683°E / 49.2375; 5.4683
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Meuse
Arrondissement Verdun
Canton Charny-sur-Meuse
Intercommunality Charny-sur-Meuse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Laparra
Area1 9.23 km2 (3.56 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 0
 • Density 0.0/km2 (0.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 55050 /55400
Elevation 226–367 m (741–1,204 ft)
(avg. 257 m or 843 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.

Bezonvaux is a commune in the Meuse department in the Grand Est region in northeastern France.

History[edit]

Since the end of the Battle of Verdun in 1916, it has been unoccupied (official population: 0) along with Beaumont-en-Verdunois, Haumont-près-Samogneux, Louvemont-Côte-du-Poivre, Cumières-le-Mort-Homme and Fleury-devant-Douaumont.

During the war, the town was destroyed and the land was made uninhabitable to such an extent that a decision was made not to rebuild it. The site of the commune is maintained as a testimony to war and is officially designated as a "village that died for France." It is managed by a municipal council of three members appointed by the prefect of the Meuse department.

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