Fleury, Moselle

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Fleury
Gérard Mansion Street in Fleury
Gérard Mansion Street in Fleury
Coat of arms of Fleury
Coat of arms
Fleury is located in France
Fleury
Fleury
Coordinates: 49°02′29″N 6°11′44″E / 49.0414°N 6.1956°E / 49.0414; 6.1956Coordinates: 49°02′29″N 6°11′44″E / 49.0414°N 6.1956°E / 49.0414; 6.1956
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Metz
Canton Faulquemont
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Vernois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Paul Eckenfelder
Area1 9.71 km2 (3.75 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,132
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 57218 /57420
Elevation 170–237 m (558–778 ft)
(avg. 350 m or 1,150 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.

Fleury (German: Flöringen) is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Geography[edit]

The village is sited on a wooded plateau, high above the river Seille. The hilly topography gives rise to a range of microclimates and so agriculture surrounding the village is mixed, featuring arable crops and cattle rearing as well as vineyards.

History[edit]

Fleury was located within Saulnois, a region known as a source of salt over many centuries and under the control of the Three Bishoprics province.

Fleury was destroyed in 1352 by the army of the regent of Lorraine.

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