Gondrecourt-le-Château

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Gondrecourt-le-Château
Gondrecourt-le-Château is located in France
Gondrecourt-le-Château
Gondrecourt-le-Château
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Country France
Region Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine
Department Meuse
Arrondissement Commercy
Canton Gondrecourt-le-Château
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Val d’Ornois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Stéphane Martin
Area1 51.33 km2 (19.82 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,377
 • Density 27/km2 (69/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 55215 / 55130
Elevation 287–428 m (942–1,404 ft)
(avg. 280 m or 920 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.

Gondrecourt-le-Château is a commune in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.

On January 1, 1973 (prefectoral order dated December 1, 1972), the communes of Luméville-en-Ornois and Touraille-sous-Bois merged with and became part of it.

Notable people

  • Louis Jacquinot, former Minister of the Marine (Navy) in 1944
  • Fernand Braudel, historian born in Luméville-en-Ornois 1902
  • Fernand Fleuret, writer and poet, born in Gondrecout April 1883
  • André Droitcourt, former Deputy of the Meuse from 1993 to 1997

See also

(Gondrecourt-le-Château)