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Subject: List of ghost towns by country, Communes of France, Communes of the Meuse department, Bezonvaux, Arrondissement of Verdun, List of French villages destroyed in World War I, Fleury-devant-Douaumont
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Coordinates: 49°15′33″N 5°24′30″E / 49.2592°N 5.4083°E / 49.2592; 5.4083Coordinates: 49°15′33″N 5°24′30″E / 49.2592°N 5.4083°E / 49.2592; 5.4083

Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meuse
Arrondissement Verdun
Canton Charny-sur-Meuse
Intercommunality Charny-sur-Meuse
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Libert
 • Land1 7.87 km2 (3.04 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 0
 • Population2 density 0.0/km2 (0.0/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 55039 / 55100
Elevation 233–372 m (764–1,220 ft)
(avg. 305 m or 1,001 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.

Beaumont-en-Verdunois is a commune in the Meuse department in the Lorraine region in northeastern France.

Since the end of the Battle of Verdun in 1916, it has been unoccupied (official population: 0) along with Bezonvaux, Haumont-près-Samogneux, Louvemont-Côte-du-Poivre, Cumières-le-Mort-Homme and Fleury-devant-Douaumont.


During the First World War, the town was completely destroyed and the land was made uninhabitable to such an extent that a decision was made not to rebuild it. The site of the commune is maintained as a testimony to war and is officially designated as a "village that died for France." It is managed by a municipal council of three members appointed by the prefect of the Meuse department.

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