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Ligny-en-Barrois is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Ligny-en-Barrois
The town hall in Ligny-en-Barrois
The town hall in Ligny-en-Barrois
Coat of arms of Ligny-en-Barrois
Coat of arms
Location of Ligny-en-Barrois
Ligny-en-Barrois is located in France
Ligny-en-Barrois
Ligny-en-Barrois
Ligny-en-Barrois is located in Grand Est
Ligny-en-Barrois
Ligny-en-Barrois
Coordinates: 48°41′23″N 5°19′30″E / 48.6897°N 5.325°E / 48.6897; 5.325Coordinates: 48°41′23″N 5°19′30″E / 48.6897°N 5.325°E / 48.6897; 5.325
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementBar-le-Duc
CantonLigny-en-Barrois
IntercommunalityBar-le-Duc Sud Meuse
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Claude Rylko
Area
1
32.7 km2 (12.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
4,058
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55291 /55500
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The town is in the arrondissement of Bar-le-Duc, beside the canal that links the Rivers Rhine and Marne, fifteen kilometres to the south east of Bar le Duc: it is the administrative seat of the canton Ligny-en-Barrois. The population comprises 5,035 inhabitants (1999) and the area of Ligny is 32.26 km². The inhabitants are called in French Linéens.

A principal employer is the French Evobus motor bus assembly plant. Ligny is also the home town of the Essilor company which specialises in ophthalmic lens production.[citation needed]

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
20064,609—    
20074,564−1.0%
20084,512−1.1%
20094,409−2.3%
20104,307−2.3%
20114,205−2.4%
20124,170−0.8%
20134,136−0.8%
20144,112−0.6%
20154,085−0.7%
20164,058−0.7%

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections 2nd Round [1]Edit

Election Winning Candidate Party %
2017 Emmanuel Macron En Marche! 53.57
2012 François Hollande PS 51.47
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 51.19
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 80.66

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Ligny-en-Barrois is twinned with:

See alsoEdit

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