Wassy

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Wassy
Tour du Dôme in Wassy
Tour du Dôme in Wassy
Coat of arms of Wassy
Coat of arms
Location of Wassy
Wassy is located in France
Wassy
Wassy
Wassy is located in Grand Est
Wassy
Wassy
Coordinates: 48°29′59″N 4°56′54″E / 48.4997°N 4.9483°E / 48.4997; 4.9483Coordinates: 48°29′59″N 4°56′54″E / 48.4997°N 4.9483°E / 48.4997; 4.9483
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaute-Marne
ArrondissementSaint-Dizier
CantonWassy
IntercommunalitySaint-Dizier, Der et Blaise
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Christel Mathieu
Area
1
33.82 km2 (13.06 sq mi)
Population
(2015)2
2,894
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
52550 /52130
Elevation154–224 m (505–735 ft)
(avg. 172 m or 564 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.

Wassy (French pronunciation: ​[vasi]), formerly known as Wassy-sur-Blaise, is a commune in the Haute-Marne department in north-eastern France. Its population, as of 1999, is 3,294.

History[edit]

On 1 March 1562, a faction of armed soldiers under Francis, Duke of Guise attacked and killed worshippers at a Huguenot service, called the Massacre of Wassy, which marked the start of the First War of Religion in France.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

The river Blaise flows through the commune.

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