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Meurthe-et-Moselle
Coat of Arms de la Meurthe-et-Moselle
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Number54
RegionLorraine
PrefectureNancy
SubprefectureBriey
Lunéville
Toul
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 28th
713,779
136 /kmò
Area5,246 kmò;
Arrondissementss4
Cantons44
Communes594
President of the
general council
Michel Dinet
Location
Location of de Meurthe-et-Moselle in France

Meurthe-et-Moselle is a French département, named after the Meurthe and Moselle rivers.

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History

Meurthe-et-Moselle was created in 1871 at the end of Franco-Prussian War from territories of Moselle and Meurthe départements which remained to France. The current limit between Meurthe-et-Moselle and Moselle was the border of France and Germany from 1871 to 1919.

Geography

Meurthe-et-Moselle belong to the Lorraine région. It is bordered by the départements: Meuse, Vosges, Bas-Rhin and Moselle and by the Luxembourg and Belgium countries. It's dimensions are 130 km from north to south and between 7 and 103 km from west to east.

Other important towns are Longwy, Pont-à-Mousson, Villerupt.

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