Mourmelon-le-Grand

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Mourmelon-le-Grand
The town hall in Mourmelon-le-Grand
The town hall in Mourmelon-le-Grand
Coat of arms of Mourmelon-le-Grand
Location of Mourmelon-le-Grand
Mourmelon-le-Grand is located in France
Mourmelon-le-Grand
Mourmelon-le-Grand
Mourmelon-le-Grand is located in Grand Est
Mourmelon-le-Grand
Mourmelon-le-Grand
Coordinates: 49°08′24″N 4°21′57″E / 49.1401°N 4.3658°E / 49.1401; 4.3658Coordinates: 49°08′24″N 4°21′57″E / 49.1401°N 4.3658°E / 49.1401; 4.3658
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMarne
ArrondissementChâlons-en-Champagne
CantonMourmelon-Vesle et Monts de Champagne
IntercommunalityCA Châlons-en-Champagne
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Pascal Jaloux
Area
1
23.21 km2 (8.96 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
5,150
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
51388 /51400
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Mourmelon-le-Grand (French pronunciation: ​[muʁməlɔ̃ lə ɡʁɑ̃]) is a commune in the Marne department in north-eastern France.

Camp de Châlons[edit]

The camp de Châlons, also known as camp de Mourmelon, is a military camp of circa 10,000 hectares near Mourmelon-le-Grand. It was created at the behest of Napoleon III and opened August 30, 1857 during the Second French Empire.

The Russian Expeditionary Force in France was stationed here in September 1916.[citation needed]

The camp is used for military manoeuvres, and cavalry training, along with the neighbouring 2,500 hectare large Camp de Moronvilliers.

It was also selected to host the shooting events for the 1924 Summer Olympics in neighbouring Paris

During the Second World War, it served as the quarters for the US Army's 501st Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division - who was recovering from the fighting in Holland and waiting on replacements. The regiment would soon play a crucial role in the Battle of Bastogne.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.