|Residents||187,187 (Jan. 1, 2017)|
|Population density||30 inhabitants per km²|
President of the
Location of the department of Meuse in the
region Grand Est
The Meuse [ MON ] ( "Meuse department") is the French department with the atomic number 55. It is in the region of Grand Est and after the river Maas (French. Meuse named). Its prefecture is Bar-le-Duc , sub-prefectures are Commercy and Verdun .
The department borders on the Belgian province of Luxembourg in the north, the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in the east, the Vosges and Haute-Marne departments in the south and the Marne and Ardennes departments in the west .
The Meuse department is one of the 83 departments that were founded on March 4, 1790. The area previously belonged to the Duchy of Lorraine , its neighboring country Bar and the Duchy of Toul (one of the Trois-Évêchés ). It was divided into the eight districts of Bar-le-Duc, Clermont-en-Argonne, Commercy, Étain, Gondrecourt-le-Château, Saint-Mihiel, Stenay and Verdun. In 1800 the arrondissements of Bar-le-Duc , Commercy, Montmédy and Verdun were formed. The arrondissement of Montmédy was dissolved in 1926.
The department was part of the Lorraine region from 1960 to 2015 , which became part of the Grand Est region in 2016 .
The most populous municipalities in the Meuse department are:
January 1, 2017
population / km²
- List of communes in the Meuse department
- List of cantons in the Meuse department
- List of associations of municipalities in the Meuse department
- Département Meuse ( Memento of December 17, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) (French)
- Prefecture of the Meuse department (French)
- Literature on the Meuse department in the catalog of the German National Library
- estrepublicain.fr accessed on May 8, 2015