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Location of Nettancourt
Nettancourt is located in France
Nettancourt is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°52′33″N 4°56′37″E / 48.8758°N 4.9436°E / 48.8758; 4.9436Coordinates: 48°52′33″N 4°56′37″E / 48.8758°N 4.9436°E / 48.8758; 4.9436
RegionGrand Est
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes du pays de Revigny sur Ornain
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christophe Antoine
11.45 km2 (4.42 sq mi)
 • Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55378 /55800
Elevation135–187 m (443–614 ft)
(avg. 175 m or 574 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.

Nettancourt ([netɑ̃kuʁ]) is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.


The village lies on the right bank of the Chée, which flows southward through the eastern part of the commune.

  • Elevation : 158.573928 Yards (145 mètres).
  • Residents : Nettancourtois (male), Nettancourtoises (female).
  • Land Area : 11,5 km² (2006 density : 25/km²)
  • Main river : La Chée
  • Nearest commune : Noyers-Auzécourt, Sommeilles
  • Nearest big city : Bar-le-Duc.


Mayors of Nettancourt :

Start End Name
1971 1987 Mr. Bernard VILLANFIN
1987 2001 Mrs Colette CHEVALLIER
2001 2014 Mr. Christophe ANTOINE

Current administrative team:[1]

  • Mayor : Mr. Christophe ANTOINE
  • Town councilors : Mr. Philippe ANTOINE, Mr. Michel BASSET, Mr. David FONTAINE, Mr. Thierry FRACHEBOIS, Mrs Danielle GHIONI, Mrs Nathalie MARCYAN, Mr. Christian RIES, Mr. Denis ROGIE, Mrs Marie-Catherine STROZYKOWSKI, Mrs Jacqueline WILHELM.

Politic life[edit]

Elections (participation)[2]

Day Election Registered voters Participation
(% registered voters)
2002/April/21 Presidential elections
(1st round of voting)
65,77 %
2002/May/05 Presidential elections
(2nd round of voting)
77,93 %
2004/June/13 European elections
49,34 %
2007/April/22 Presidential elections
(1st round of voting)
81,17 %
2007/May/06 Presidential elections
(2nd round of voting)
82,01 %


Historical population of Nettancourt
(Source: INSEE[3])
From the year 1968 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

2007 last census:[4]

  • Men (51,4%) Women (48,6%)
  • Population between 0 and 19 : 26,24%
  • Population between 20 and 39 : 17,1%
  • Population between 40 and 59 : 32,2%
  • Population more than 59 : 24,4%

Resources and production[edit]

Local and daily life[edit]

Education : Nettancourt has its own primary school.
Shop : Bakery, hotel and restaurant, automobile repair shop, ...
Associations : Go Elan
Celebrations: local/community holiday : second or third Sunday of July, saint day: June, the 24th.
Like several French cities, Nettancourt has bric-a-brac sales in summer time.


"Nettancourt" appears in 1179. It should be a name of a man + curtius (lat.). The name should be a male German one.[5]
"Nettancourt" is also an aristocratic family name (see Famous people from Nettancourt).


  • Antiquity :

Nettancourt is close to a famous Roman road (it joins up Reims to Toul cities). Archaeological Gallo-Roman remains (like pieces of pottery and ancient currencies) were found in the area.

  • Middle Ages :

Nettancourt is an old fief belonging to Champagne.

  • 17th century - 18th century :

A Protestant community lived in the village between 1561 and 1685, protected by the lords of Nettancourt, converted to Calvinism.

  • 20th century :

Nettancourt suffers a lot from the First World War (1914–18). One day, to escape to a German offensive, the residents had to leave their village. During this time, German soldiers sat for a moment in several houses.

There are ten names in the war memorial, mobilized at the beginning of the war. They fought bravely to liberate their home.

Tourist places and monuments[edit]

Secular architecture :

  • Castle of Nettancourt, built again in the 19th century.
  • Castle of la Grange-aux-Champs (17th/ 18th, modified in the 19th century).
  • Grande-rue : low-relief depicting Saint Hubert's legend (in the lintel of the door).
  • Farm, 5-7 rue de l'Orme (group of fronts and roofs).

Sacred architecture :

  • Saint-Remi Church: 15th century, restored at the 16th century and in 1708 : naves, apses, gate (1650), vault (1856).
  • Saint-Jean-Baptiste chapel : ancient Protestant church, built in 1561, it became catholic after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. It was built again in 1884.

Place of interest :

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


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