Mazagran (Tourcelles-Chaumont)

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Mazagran
Village
Signboard at village's entrance
Signboard at village's entrance
Mazagran is located in France
Mazagran
Mazagran
Locator map of Mazagran in France
Coordinates: 49°23′35.76″N 4°35′5.8″E / 49.3932667°N 4.584944°E / 49.3932667; 4.584944Coordinates: 49°23′35.76″N 4°35′5.8″E / 49.3932667°N 4.584944°E / 49.3932667; 4.584944
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Ardennes
Arrondissement Vouziers
Canton Machault[1]
Municipality Tourcelles-Chaumont
Elevation 100 m (300 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08400
Area code(s) (+33) ...

Mazagran is a French village, part of the municipality (commune) of Tourcelles-Chaumont, in the department of Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne.

History[edit]

The locality was named after a battle holed up in 1840 in the Algerian town of Mazagran; between Algerian resistance forces and French troops, during the French conquest of Algeria.

Geography[edit]

Situated in an agricultural plateau few km from Tourcelles-Chaumont and Leffincourt; it has a central roundabout that is a junction point of several national roads to Reims, Vouziers, Châlons-en-Champagne, Rethel and Charleville-Mézières. The proper village is composed by few and scattered farms.

Literature[edit]

The French writer André Dhôtel set his 1947 novel "Le Plateau de Mazagran" in the village.

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