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Wassy-sur-Blaise

Not to be confused with Wasse or Wassey.
Wassy

Coat of arms
Wassy
Wassy

Coordinates: 48°29′59″N 4°56′54″E / 48.4997°N 4.9483°E / 48.4997; 4.9483Coordinates: 48°29′59″N 4°56′54″E / 48.4997°N 4.9483°E / 48.4997; 4.9483

Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Haute-Marne
Arrondissement Saint-Dizier
Canton Wassy
(chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Val de Blaise
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain GAVIER
Area
 • Land1 33.82 km2 (13.06 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 3,294
 • Population2 density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 52550 / 52130
Elevation 154–224 m (505–735 ft)
(avg. 172 m or 564 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.

Wassy (French pronunciation: ​[vasi]), formerly known as Wassy-sur-Blaise, is a commune in the Haute-Marne department in north-eastern France.

Population (1999): 3,294.

History

On 1 March 1562, a faction of armed soldiers under Francis, Duke of Guise attacked and killed worshippers at a Huguenot service, called the Massacre of Wassy, which marked the start of the First War of Religion in France.

Geography

The river Blaise flows through the commune.

See also

External links

  • Personal website about Wassy (in French)
  • Protestant Museum of the Barn of Wassy (in French)
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