|Arrondissement||Arrondissement of Verdun|
|Canton||Canton of Fresnes-en-Woëvre|
|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes du Canton de Fresnes en Woëvre|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Serge Philippe|
|• Land1||6.77 km2 (2.61 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||6.6/km2 (17/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||55157 / 55160|
|Elevation||286–387 m (938–1,270 ft)
(avg. 290 m or 950 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.
The village is located in a steep sided valley. During World War I the village was behind the German lines. In the battle of Les Éparges the village was completely destroyed except for one house next to the stream which runs through the village. The village was finally occupied by the French after help arrived from the Americans. The village was rebuilt after the war.
The village is centred on a single street. A small lane leads up towards the church then up onto farmland.
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