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poivre

Louvemont-Côte-du-Poivre

Louvemont-Côte-du-Poivre is a village and commune in the Meuse département of north-eastern France.

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

During the war, the town was completely 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" (« village mort pour la France »). It is managed by a municipal council of three members appointed by the préfet of the Meuse département.

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