Mars-la-Tour

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Mars-la-Tour
Location of Mars-la-Tour
Mars-la-Tour is located in France
Mars-la-Tour
Mars-la-Tour
Mars-la-Tour is located in Grand Est
Mars-la-Tour
Mars-la-Tour
Coordinates: 49°05′59″N 5°53′12″E / 49.0997°N 5.8867°E / 49.0997; 5.8867Coordinates: 49°05′59″N 5°53′12″E / 49.0997°N 5.8867°E / 49.0997; 5.8867
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeurthe-et-Moselle
ArrondissementBriey
CantonJarny
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Françoise Jacques
Area
1
12.64 km2 (4.88 sq mi)
Population
(1999)2
854
 • Density68/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
54353 /54800
Elevation197–263 m (646–863 ft)
(avg. 239 m or 784 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.

Mars-la-Tour is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in northeastern France.

History[edit]

The Battle of Mars-la-Tour was fought on 16 August 1870 during the Franco-Prussian War near the town of Mars-la-Tour.

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