Bezonvaux

Bezonvaux is a commune in the Meuse department in the Grand Est region in northeastern France.

Bezonvaux
The church in Bezonvaux
The church in Bezonvaux
Coat of arms of Bezonvaux
Coat of arms
Location of Bezonvaux
Bezonvaux is located in France
Bezonvaux
Bezonvaux
Bezonvaux is located in Grand Est
Bezonvaux
Bezonvaux
Coordinates: 49°14′15″N 5°28′06″E / 49.2375°N 5.4683°E / 49.2375; 5.4683Coordinates: 49°14′15″N 5°28′06″E / 49.2375°N 5.4683°E / 49.2375; 5.4683
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementVerdun
CantonBelleville-sur-Meuse
IntercommunalityGrand Verdun
Area
1
9.23 km2 (3.56 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2017)[1]
0
 • Density0.0/km2 (0.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55050 /55400
Elevation226–367 m (741–1,204 ft)
(avg. 257 m or 843 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

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

During the war, the town was 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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.