Souilly

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Souilly
The town hall in Souilly
The town hall in Souilly
Coat of arms of Souilly
Coat of arms
Location of Souilly
Souilly is located in France
Souilly
Souilly
Souilly is located in Grand Est
Souilly
Souilly
Coordinates: 49°01′43″N 5°17′14″E / 49.0286°N 5.2872°E / 49.0286; 5.2872Coordinates: 49°01′43″N 5°17′14″E / 49.0286°N 5.2872°E / 49.0286; 5.2872
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementVerdun
CantonDieue-sur-Meuse
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes de Souilly
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christine Habart
Area
1
26.59 km2 (10.27 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
444
 • Density17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55498 /55220
Elevation242–344 m (794–1,129 ft)
(avg. 350 m or 1,150 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Souilly is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

The Town Hall, fronting on the Voie Sacrée, served as headquarters for general Pétain and, later, general Nivelle during the Battle of Verdun in 1916. In 1918, it served as headquarters for general Pershing during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.