The war memorial in Cumières-le-Mort-Homme
|• Mayor (2016-2020)||Julien Bossé|
|6.11 km2 (2.36 sq mi)|
|• Density||0.0/km2 (0.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||185–287 m (607–942 ft) |
(avg. 188 m or 617 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Since the end of the Battle of Verdun in 1916, it has been unoccupied (official population: 0) along with Bezonvaux, Beaumont-en-Verdunois, Haumont-près-Samogneux, Louvemont-Côte-du-Poivre, and Fleury-devant-Douaumont.
During World War I, 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 lasting 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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