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Cumières-le-Mort-Homme is located in France
Coordinates: 49°14′00″N 5°16′54″E / 49.2333°N 5.2817°E / 49.2333; 5.2817Coordinates: 49°14′00″N 5°16′54″E / 49.2333°N 5.2817°E / 49.2333; 5.2817
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Meuse
Arrondissement Verdun
Canton Charny-sur-Meuse
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Charny-sur-Meuse
 • Mayor (2016–present) Julien Bossé
Area1 6.11 km2 (2.36 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 55139 /55100
Elevation 185–287 m (607–942 ft)
(avg. 188 m or 617 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.

Cumières-le-Mort-Homme is a ghost commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

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


During World War I, 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 lasting 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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