Vitry-en-Perthois

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Vitry-en-Perthois
Location of Vitry-en-Perthois
Vitry-en-Perthois is located in France
Vitry-en-Perthois
Vitry-en-Perthois
Vitry-en-Perthois is located in Grand Est
Vitry-en-Perthois
Vitry-en-Perthois
Coordinates: 48°44′54″N 4°37′32″E / 48.7482°N 4.6256°E / 48.7482; 4.6256Coordinates: 48°44′54″N 4°37′32″E / 48.7482°N 4.6256°E / 48.7482; 4.6256
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMarne
ArrondissementVitry-le-François
CantonSermaize-les-Bains
IntercommunalityCôtes de Champagne et Val de Saulx
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Hugues Gérardin
Area
1
17.49 km2 (6.75 sq mi)
Population
(2015)2
860
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
51647 /51300
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.

Vitry-en-Perthois is a commune in the Marne department in north-eastern France.

History[edit]

Vitry-en-Perthois was called Vitry-le-Brûlé (Vitry the burnt) after being burnt two times; in 1142 by the armies of Louis VII of France and in 1544 by the armies of Charles V.

Geography[edit]

The Chée flows into the Saulx in the northern part of the commune.

The Saulx forms part of the commune's eastern border, then flows westward through the commune and crosses the village.

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