The department of Meurthe-et-Moselle was created the September 7th 1871, starting from the territories of the departments of the Meurthe and the the Moselle that the Traité of Frankfurt had left in France. The districts of Lunéville, Nancy and Toul had remained French and remained integral part of Meurthe-et-Moselle, while the part resulting from the the Moselle formed the district of Briey. The Castle-Saline districts of and Sarrebourg as for them were annexed by Germany.
The only amendment to the limits of the department, was thereafter fastening in 1997 of the small commune of Han-in front of-Pierrepont, which belonged before to the Meuse for administrative reasons of management.
Leitartikel: History of Meurthe-et-Moselle
Gold to the band of mouths charged with three let us alérions of money, alongside of two cotices heavy showers of azure.
One notices the blazon of old the Duché of Lorraine, which is today that of the area Lorraine. Only two cotices heavy showers of azure were added on both sides of the band. They represent the Meurthe and the the Moselle.
GeographyThe department of Meurthe-et-Moselle belongs to the Région Lorraine. It is surrounded by the departments of the Meuse, of the the Vosges, of the the Low-Rhine and the the Moselle and its northern border is next to the Luxembourg and the Belgium.
Reorganized by the Franco-German wars, the department has a strange form: its dimension are of 130 km of north in the south, and between 7 and 103 km of are in west. Before the storm of 1999, more than one third of the department was covered with forests.
Principal city: Nancy.
Leitartikel: Geography of Meurthe-et-Moselle
ClimateThe climate meurthe-and-native of the Moselle region is subject to influences oceanic and continental. This implies temperatures very contrasted between the seasons (frosts - heat waves). Precipitations are however moderate and seldom violent and the generally weak winds without dominant direction.
Leitartikel: Climate of Meurthe-et-Moselle
EconomyThe departmental economy was related to the mining extraction a long time (Fer, salt and Calcaire). Prosperous until in the Sixties, it started to suffer from the crisis of the Sidérurgie as from 1970, which forced it to reconvert its economy.
In the north of Briey, the High Country, is the area which with more suffered from this crisis. Today still unemployment rate is high there and transborder employment towards the Belgium and the very developed Luxembourg. As example, 50% of the active population of the old iron and steel city of Longwy work in Luxembourg. Lunévillois is also a territory in difficulty. The agglomeration nancéienne is on the contrary very dynamic with a strong implication in the services, research and higher education. In the south of the department, Saintois (the orchard of the Duke of Lorraine) remained, as for him, very rural.
Leitartikel: Saving in Meurthe-et-Moselle
Leitartikel: Demography of Meurthe-et-Moselle
Exit of the war of 1871, the current limit between Meurthe-et-Moselle and the Moselle does not mark real a cultural Frontière and the inhabitants of the two departments, except some stakes of town and country planning, or at the time of sporting meetings, recognize themselves like parts of the same unit. The town of Nancy is generally recognized like the cultural Capitale of the area, whereas its neighbor native of the Moselle region Metz is the administrative pole.
Leitartikel: Culture in Meurthe-et-Moselle
PolicyLeitartikel: Political of Meurthe-et-Moselle
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