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Coordinates: 48°41′23″N 5°19′30″E / 48.6897°N 5.325°E / 48.6897; 5.325Coordinates: 48°41′23″N 5°19′30″E / 48.6897°N 5.325°E / 48.6897; 5.325{{#coordinates:48.6897|5.325|type:city(5035)_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> Arrondissement of Bar-le-Duc</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> canton de Ligny-en-Barrois</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> communauté de communes du Centre Ornain (C.C.C.O.)</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> J.-F. Muel</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 32.7 km2 (12.6 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (1999)2</th><td> 5,035</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 150/km2 (400/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 55291 / 55500</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left; font-size:smaller"> 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.</td></tr></table>

Ligny-en-Barrois is a commune in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.

The town is in the arrondissement of Bar-le-Duc, beside the canal that links the Rivers Rhine and Marne, fifteen kilometres to the south east of Bar le Duc: it is the administrative seat of the canton Ligny-en-Barrois. The population comprises 5,035 inhabitants (1999) and the area of Ligny is 32.26 km². The inhabitants are called in French Linéens.

A principal employer is the French Evobus motor bus assembly plant. Ligny is also the home town of the Essilor company which specialises in ophthalmic lens production.[citation needed]

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