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Porte Verdun.JPG
La Porte Chaussée
Coat of arms of Verdun
Verdun is located in France
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meuse
Elevation 194–330 m (636–1,083 ft)
Land area1 31.03 km2 (11.98 sq mi)
Population2 18,327  (2012)
 - Density 591 /km2 (1,530 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 55545/ 55100
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.

Coordinates: 49°05′38″N 5°13′54″E / 49.0939°N 5.2318°E / 49.0939; 5.2318

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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