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Vitry-en-Perthois is a commune in the Marne department in north-eastern France.

Vitry-en-Perthois
Commune
Vitry-en-Perthois is located in France
Vitry-en-Perthois
Vitry-en-Perthois
Coordinates: 48°44′54″N 4°37′32″E / 48.7482°N 4.6256°E / 48.7482; 4.6256Coordinates: 48°44′54″N 4°37′32″E / 48.7482°N 4.6256°E / 48.7482; 4.6256
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Marne
Arrondissement Vitry-le-François
Canton Sermaize-les-Bains
Intercommunality Champagne et Saulx
Government
 • Mayor Maurice Bourgeois
Area1 17.49 km2 (6.75 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 793
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 51647 /51300

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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HistoryEdit

Vitry-en-Perthois was called Vitry-le-Brûlé (Vitry the burnt) after being burnt two times; in 1142 by the armies of Louis VII of France and in 1544 by the armies of Charles V.

GeographyEdit

The Chée flows into the Saulx in the northern part of the commune.

The Saulx forms part of the commune's eastern border, then flows westward through the commune and crosses the village.

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