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Saint-Mihiel

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Coordinates: 48°53′21″N 5°32′37″E / 48.8892°N 5.5436°E / 48.8892; 5.5436Coordinates: 48°53′21″N 5°32′37″E / 48.8892°N 5.5436°E / 48.8892; 5.5436{{#coordinates:48.8892|5.5436|type:city(5260)_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> Commercy</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Saint-Mihiel</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Sammiellois</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> Alain Perelle</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 33 km2 (13 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (1999)2</th><td> 5,260</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 160/km2 (410/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 55463 / 55300</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> Saint-Mihiel is a commune in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.

Geography

Saint-Mihiel lies on the banks of the Meuse River.

History

A benedictine abbey was established here in 708 or 709 by Count Wulfoalde and his wife Adalsinde. The library, containing over 9,000 works, is still on the original site.

During World War I Saint-Mihiel was captured by the Germans in 1914, and was re-captured during the Battle of Saint-Mihiel from 12 September to 19 September 1918.

Features

Saint-Mihiel is known for its sculptures by Renaissance sculptor Ligier Richier (1500–1567).

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Saint-Mihiel
Entombment of Christ, sculpture by Ligier Richier, in the Church of St. Étienne, in Saint-Mihiel
Entombment of Christ, sculpture by Ligier Richier, in the Church of St. Étienne, in Saint-Mihiel
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