Vauquois

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Vauquois
Skyline of Vauquois
Location of Vauquois
Vauquois is located in France
Vauquois
Vauquois
Vauquois is located in Grand Est
Vauquois
Vauquois
Coordinates: 49°12′14″N 5°04′24″E / 49.2039°N 5.0733°E / 49.2039; 5.0733Coordinates: 49°12′14″N 5°04′24″E / 49.2039°N 5.0733°E / 49.2039; 5.0733
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementVerdun
CantonClermont-en-Argonne
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes de Montfaucon-Varennes-en-Argonne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Delandre
Area
1
8.14 km2 (3.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
20
 • Density2.5/km2 (6.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55536 /55270
Elevation184–290 m (604–951 ft)
(avg. 318 m or 1,043 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

During World War 1, Vauquois was the site of violent mine warfare,[2] also in connection with the Battle of Verdun (1916). From 1915 to 1918, French and German tunneling units fired 519 separate mines at Vauquois, and the German gallery network beneath the village hill (the Butte de Vauquois) grew to a length of 17 kilometres (11 mi). Vauquois was completely destroyed and many huge craters and dugouts remain.

The French papyrologist Jean Maspero (1885–1915) died in Vauquois.

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.webmatters.net/france/ww1_vauquois.htm