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Coordinates: 49°14′15″N 5°28′06″E / 49.2375°N 5.4683°E / 49.2375; 5.4683Coordinates: 49°14′15″N 5°28′06″E / 49.2375°N 5.4683°E / 49.2375; 5.4683{{#coordinates:49.2375|5.4683|type:city(0)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Lorraine</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Meuse</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Verdun</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Charny-sur-Meuse</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Charny-sur-Meuse</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Jean Laparra</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 9.23 km2 (3.56 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 0</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 0.0/km2 (0.0/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 55050 / 55400</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Bezonvaux is a commune in the Meuse department in the Lorraine region in northeastern France.

History

Since the end of the Battle of Verdun in 1916, it has been unoccupied (official population: 0) along with Beaumont-en-Verdunois, Haumont-près-Samogneux, Louvemont-Côte-du-Poivre, Cumières-le-Mort-Homme and Fleury-devant-Douaumont.

During the war, the town was destroyed and the land was made uninhabitable to such an extent that a decision was made not to rebuild it. The site of the commune is maintained as a testimony to war and is officially designated as a "village that died for France." It is managed by a municipal council of three members appointed by the prefect of the Meuse department.

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