Mars-la-Tour

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Mars-la-Tour
The church in Mars-la-Tour
The church in Mars-la-Tour
Coat of arms of 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 (2020–2026) Roger dalla Costa[1]
Area
1
12.64 km2 (4.88 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
922
 • Density73/km2 (190/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.

Mars-la-Tour (French pronunciation: ​[maʁs la tuʁ]) 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.

Former train station of Mars-la-Tour, ca. 1900.

The railway line between Longuyon and Pogny reached Mars-la-Tour in 1876, at which time a small train station was built.[3] On August 30, 1919, the station witnessed a small accident when a freight train collided with a train full of coal, killing one train's conductor.[4] The station no longer exists, however.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 4 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Jacquin, Mars-la-Tour (série: Monographies communales de Meurthe-et-Moselle, no. 349), 1888, collection Bibliothèque municipale de Nancy, pp. 230, 232. [1]
  4. ^ Le Figaro du 31 août 1919, p. 2.