Jametz

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Jametz
Jametz is located in France
Jametz
Jametz
Coordinates: 49°25′52″N 5°22′56″E / 49.4311°N 5.3822°E / 49.4311; 5.3822Coordinates: 49°25′52″N 5°22′56″E / 49.4311°N 5.3822°E / 49.4311; 5.3822
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meuse
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Verdun
Canton Canton of Montmédy
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du pays de Montmédy
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Norbert Lambert
Area1 17.44 km2 (6.73 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 243
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 55255 / 55600
Elevation 187–281 m (614–922 ft)
(avg. 199 m or 653 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.

Jametz is a commune in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.

Those who live in this small commune placed to the North-East of France, near to the border with Belgium, devote themselves principally to the upbringing of cattle, manufacture of cheeses, the crafts of wood and leather from the 15th century. Former, many of his inhabitants with the intention of making the people and products recognizable, chose to take as surname the name of this small locality (some with variations like Jamet or Jamett), that proudly even keeps his customs and local traditions alive.

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