Dieulouard (French pronunciation: ​[djølwaʁ]; formerly Dieulwart) is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France. Dieulouard is located between Pont-à-Mousson and Nancy, on the left bank of the Moselle. It is the location of the Gallo-Roman city of Scarpone.

Dieulouard
The church in Dieulouard
The church in Dieulouard
Coat of arms of Dieulouard
Location of Dieulouard
Dieulouard is located in France
Dieulouard
Dieulouard
Dieulouard is located in Grand Est
Dieulouard
Dieulouard
Coordinates: 48°50′26″N 6°04′14″E / 48.8406°N 6.0706°E / 48.8406; 6.0706Coordinates: 48°50′26″N 6°04′14″E / 48.8406°N 6.0706°E / 48.8406; 6.0706
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeurthe-et-Moselle
ArrondissementNancy
CantonEntre Seille et Meurthe
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Henri Poirson[1]
Area
1
17.69 km2 (6.83 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
4,760
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
54157 /54380
Elevation177–307 m (581–1,007 ft)
(avg. 185 m or 607 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

In August 1608 a small group of exiled English Benedictines were given a deserted collegiate church in the town. The church was dedicated to St Laurence and so the monks adopted him as the patron of their community. During the French Revolution the community was forced to flee France. In 1802 the monks settled at Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire.

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  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.

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