The chateau in Gerbéviller
|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes de la Mortagne|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Daniel Bontems|
|23.94 km2 (9.24 sq mi)|
|• Density||57/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||224–317 m (735–1,040 ft) |
(avg. 238 m or 781 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Gerbéviller (german: Gorbersweiler) is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France. It is 33 km (as the crow flies) south east of Nancy and 73 km south-south-east of Metz. Culturally and historically, it is part of Lorraine.
The village lies on the banks of the river Mortagne, which flows northwestward through the commune. The Château de Gerbéviller and its park lie to the west of the village. Both are designated historical monuments.
Around August 24th, 1914, the village was occupied by German troops in World War I. In retaliation for the stubborn defense of the city by the French 2e Bataillon de Chasseurs à Pied, and for the actions of French civilians who took up arms to assist in the defense, the German occupiers systematically burned and pillaged about 80% of the city and massacred its population.
- Communes of the Meurthe-et-Moselle department
- List of World War I Memorials and Cemeteries in Lorraine#Gerbéviller
- "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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- Madame Rigard (in French), Légion d'Honneur, retrieved 2017-11-12
- Bernard, Laurence (ed.), "SŒUR JULIE 1854 - 1925" (PDF), 14/18 Centennaire Les Femmes Celebres de la Grande Guerre (in French), Ville du Pecq, retrieved 2017-11-12
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