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Title: Haumont-près-Samogneux  
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Subject: List of ghost towns by country, Communes of France, Communes of the Meuse department, Bezonvaux, Arrondissement of Verdun, List of French villages destroyed in World War I, Fleury-devant-Douaumont
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Coordinates: 49°16′25″N 5°21′12″E / 49.2736°N 5.3533°E / 49.2736; 5.3533Coordinates: 49°16′25″N 5°21′12″E / 49.2736°N 5.3533°E / 49.2736; 5.3533

Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meuse
Arrondissement Verdun
Canton Charny-sur-Meuse
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Charny-sur-Meuse
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Raguet
 • Land1 10.81 km2 (4.17 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 0
 • Population2 density 0.0/km2 (0.0/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 55239 / 55100
Elevation 194–355 m (636–1,165 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 ft)

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.

Haumont-près-Samogneux is a commune in the Meuse department in Lorraine in 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, Louvemont-Côte-du-Poivre, 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." It is managed by a municipal council of three members appointed by the prefect of the Meuse department.

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