Louvemont-Côte-du-Poivre (French pronunciation: [luvmɔ̃ kot dy pwavʁ]) is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.
|Coordinates: 49°14′18″N 5°23′56″E / 49.2383°N 5.3989°ECoordinates: 49°14′18″N 5°23′56″E / 49.2383°N 5.3989°E|
|Intercommunality||CA Grand Verdun|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||François-Xavier Long|
|8.25 km2 (3.19 sq mi)|
|• Density||0.0/km2 (0.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||214–375 m (702–1,230 ft) |
(avg. 321 m or 1,053 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, 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.
- ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.