Verdun (//, also UK: //, US: //, French: [vɛʁdœ̃] (listen); official name before 1970 Verdun-sur-Meuse) is a large city in the Meuse department in Grand Est, northeastern France. It is an arrondissement of the department.
|Canton||Verdun-1 and 2|
|Intercommunality||CA Grand Verdun|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Samuel Hazard|
|31.03 km2 (11.98 sq mi)|
|• Density||550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||194–330 m (636–1,083 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Imperial City of Verdun
|? – 1648|
|Status||Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire|
|Historical era||Middle Ages|
|Today part of||France|
Verdun is the biggest city in Meuse, although the capital of the department is Bar-le-Duc, which is slightly smaller than Verdun. It is well known for giving its name to a major battle of the First World War.