Saint-Mihiel

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Saint-Mihiel
Commune
Entombment of Christ, sculpture by Ligier Richier, in the Church of St. Étienne, in Saint-Mihiel
Entombment of Christ, sculpture by Ligier Richier, in the Church of St. Étienne, in Saint-Mihiel
Coat of arms of Saint-Mihiel
Coat of arms
Saint-Mihiel is located in France
Saint-Mihiel
Saint-Mihiel
Location within Grand Est region
Saint-Mihiel is located in Grand Est
Saint-Mihiel
Saint-Mihiel
Coordinates: 48°53′21″N 5°32′37″E / 48.8892°N 5.5436°E / 48.8892; 5.5436Coordinates: 48°53′21″N 5°32′37″E / 48.8892°N 5.5436°E / 48.8892; 5.5436
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementCommercy
CantonSaint-Mihiel
IntercommunalitySammiellois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Perelle
Area133 km2 (13 sq mi)
Population (1999)25,260
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code55463 /55300
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.

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

Geography[edit]

Saint-Mihiel lies on the banks of the Meuse River.

History[edit]

A Benedictine abbey was established here in 708 or 709 by Count Wulfoalde and his wife Adalsinde. The library, containing over 9,000 works, is still on the original site.

During World War I, Saint-Mihiel was captured by the Germans in 1914, and was recaptured during the Battle of Saint-Mihiel from 12 September to 19 September 1918.

Features[edit]

Saint-Mihiel is known for its sculptures by Renaissance sculptor Ligier Richier (1500–1567).

Saint-Mihiel serves both as the starting and ending point of the 2014 video game Valiant Hearts: The Great War.

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