Place:Lorraine, France

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NameLorraine
Alt namesLothringensource: Wikipedia
TypeRégion
Coordinates49.0°N 6.0°E
Located inFrance
Contained Places
Département
Meurthe-et-Moselle
Meuse
Moselle
Vosges
General region
Woëvre
Inhabited place
St Avold
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Lorraine (; Lorrain: Louréne; Lorraine Franconian: Lottringe; German: ; ) is a cultural and historical region in north-eastern France, now located in the administrative region of Grand Est. Lorraine's name stems from the medieval kingdom of Lotharingia, which in turn was named for either Emperor Lothair I or King Lothair II. It later was ruled as the Duchy of Lorraine before the Kingdom of France annexed it in 1766.

From 1982 until January 2016, Lorraine was an administrative region of France. In 2016, under a reorganization, it became part of the new region Grand Est. As a region in modern France, Lorraine consisted of the four departments Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Moselle and Vosges (of an historical point of view the Haute-Marne departement is located in the region), containing 2,337 communes. Metz is the regional prefecture. The largest metropolitan area of Lorraine is Nancy, which had developed for centuries as the seat of the duchy.

Lorraine borders Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Its inhabitants are called "Lorrains" in French and number about 2,356,000.

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