Landres

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Landres
Place de l'Église.
Place de l'Église.
Coat of arms of Landres
Coat of arms
Landres is located in France
Landres
Landres
Coordinates: 49°19′20″N 5°48′21″E / 49.3222°N 5.8058°E / 49.3222; 5.8058Coordinates: 49°19′20″N 5°48′21″E / 49.3222°N 5.8058°E / 49.3222; 5.8058
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Meurthe-et-Moselle
Arrondissement Briey
Canton Audun-le-Roman
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Bassin de Landres
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marc Ceccato
Area1 8.04 km2 (3.10 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 930
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 54295 /54970
Elevation 280–346 m (919–1,135 ft)
(avg. 305 m or 1,001 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.

Landres is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France.

This region of Europe has been occupied by humans since prehistoric times. Archaeological finds in the local area date back to the Mesolithic era. The present settlement and its name date back to at least the medieval period. Historically, there was a chateau, and a noble family, associated with Landres. While it was not in the part of the Lorraine annexed by Germany after the Franco-Prussian War, from 1871 to 1918 the location of the village was fairly close to the border with the German Empire. The community was occupied by Germany during the First World War, and was within the German (Northern) zone of military occupation during the Second World War. According to French census data, Landres' population peaked in the decade of the 1900s, and began a decline in the early 1910s, which was sharply accelerated by the events of World War I; during which the village was damaged by shelling & abandoned by many or most of its French inhabitants. After that war, population numbers recovered somewhat; but even during the post World War II population boom, the numbers never returned to their levels from first decade of the Twentieth Century.

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Media related to Landres at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

Includes material from the French-language version of this article