Maxey-sur-Meuse

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Maxey-sur-Meuse
Maxey-sur-Meuse is located in France
Maxey-sur-Meuse
Maxey-sur-Meuse
Coordinates: 48°27′06″N 5°41′54″E / 48.4517°N 5.6983°E / 48.4517; 5.6983Coordinates: 48°27′06″N 5°41′54″E / 48.4517°N 5.6983°E / 48.4517; 5.6983
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Vosges
Arrondissement Neufchâteau
Canton Neufchâteau
Intercommunality CC Ouest Vosgien
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008–2014) Claude Fauvet
Area1 10.77 km2 (4.16 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 249
 • Density 23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 88293 /88630
Elevation 265–428 m (869–1,404 ft)
(avg. 269 m or 883 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.

Maxey-sur-Meuse is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France.

Confusingly, the similarly named commune of Maxey-sur-Vaise in the adjacent Meuse département is only 10 kilometres (6 mi) away, to the north.

Geography[edit]

Maxey-sur-Meuse is positioned in the north-west of the Vosges département, on the departmental frontier with the Meuse département. Neufchâteau is 13 kilometres (8 mi) away to the south. To the north east are Toul (34 kilometres / 21 miles) and Nancy (51 kilometres / 33 miles). Maxey is across the river from a road junction where traffic bound for Commercy continues in a northerly direction (RD964) while traffic for Bar-le-Duc turns to the north-west (RD966)

The (here relatively small) Meuse River flows through Maxey where it is joined by the waters from the Vair River and three smaller streams, the Roises, the Vau and the Blanchonrupt. The presence of all these water courses makes the village popular with anglers.

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