Verdun

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Verdun
La Porte Chaussée
La Porte Chaussée
Coat of arms of Verdun
Coat of arms
Verdun is located in France
Verdun
Verdun
Location within Grand Est region
Verdun is located in Grand Est
Verdun
Verdun
Coordinates: 49°05′38″N 5°13′54″E / 49.0939°N 5.2318°E / 49.0939; 5.2318Coordinates: 49°05′38″N 5°13′54″E / 49.0939°N 5.2318°E / 49.0939; 5.2318
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
Area
1
31.03 km2 (11.98 sq mi)
Population
(2012)2
18,327
 • Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55545 /55100
Elevation194–330 m (636–1,083 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.
Quai de Londres

Verdun is a commune in Lorraine. About 18,000 people live there. It is the sub-prefecture of the Meuse department and lies on the river of the same name. It has a long history. The city is known for its Dragées, a confectionery which contain either almonds or anise seeds. The London Quai (Quai de Londres) is named in honor of the British capital that financed the city's reconstruction after Word War I.

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