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Wassy (French pronunciation: ​[vasi]), formerly known as Wassy-sur-Blaise, is a commune in the Haute-Marne department in north-eastern France. Its population, as of 1999, is 3,294.

Wassy
Commune
Tour du Dôme in Wassy
Tour du Dôme in Wassy
Coat of arms of Wassy
Coat of arms
Wassy is located in France
Wassy
Wassy
Coordinates: 48°29′59″N 4°56′54″E / 48.4997°N 4.9483°E / 48.4997; 4.9483Coordinates: 48°29′59″N 4°56′54″E / 48.4997°N 4.9483°E / 48.4997; 4.9483
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haute-Marne
Arrondissement Saint-Dizier
Canton Wassy
Intercommunality Saint-Dizier Der Blaise
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Christel Mathieu
Area1 33.82 km2 (13.06 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 2,893
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 52550 /52130
Elevation 154–224 m (505–735 ft)
(avg. 172 m or 564 ft)

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

On 1 March 1562, a faction of armed soldiers under Francis, Duke of Guise attacked and killed worshippers at a Huguenot service, called the Massacre of Wassy, which marked the start of the First War of Religion in France.[citation needed]

GeographyEdit

The river Blaise flows through the commune.

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