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Stenay is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Stenay
Skyline of Stenay
Coat of arms of Stenay
Coat of arms
Location of Stenay
Stenay is located in France
Stenay
Stenay
Stenay is located in Grand Est
Stenay
Stenay
Coordinates: 49°29′27″N 5°11′11″E / 49.4908°N 5.1864°E / 49.4908; 5.1864Coordinates: 49°29′27″N 5°11′11″E / 49.4908°N 5.1864°E / 49.4908; 5.1864
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementVerdun
CantonStenay
IntercommunalityPays de Stenay
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Stéphane Perrin
Area
1
27.16 km2 (10.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,793
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55502 /55700
Elevation163–303 m (535–994 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Its inhabitants are called Stenaisiens.[2]

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HistoryEdit

 
Église Saint-Joseph de Cervisy

It was one of the last villages to experience fighting during the First World War.[3] Stenay was captured on 11 November 1918 by the American 89th Division under General William M. Wright only hours before the Armistice went into effect. The 89th lost 365 men to howitzer fire.[4]

TourismEdit

The European Beer Museum (Musée Européen de la bière), founded in 1986, is considered the largest of its kind on the continent.[5][6][7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Gentilé on the web site www.habitants.fr. Accessed 5 January 2016.
  3. ^ John Hayes-Fisher , "The last soldiers to die in World War I", BBC News Magazine, 29 October 2008
  4. ^ Joseph E. Persico. Wright's stated reason for the attack was because "the division had been in the line a considerable period without proper bathing facilities, and since it was realized that if the enemy were permitted to stay in Stenay, our troops would be deprived of the probable bathing facilities there." World War I: Wasted Lives on Armistice Day. History Net.
  5. ^ "Musée de la bière". Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  6. ^ "Meuse tourism". Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  7. ^ "Meuse tourism". Retrieved 2018-08-31.

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