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Loigny la Bataille

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Country  France
Department  Eure-et-Loir
Intercommunality  Beauce d'Orgères
Area  18.05 km²
Region  Centre-Val de Loire
Canton  Orgères-en-Beauce
Population (2008)  236
Arrondissement  Châteaudun
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Loigny-la-Bataille is a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.

Contents

Map of 28140 Loigny-la-Bataille, France

History

The commune was the site of a major battle Battle of Loigny-Poupry on Friday, December 2, 1870 during the Franco-Prussian War when a French force of about 300 soldiers under General Gaston De Sonis fought a Prussian force of almost 2000. The battle is commemorated by several monuments including a memorial chapel dedicated to the Sacred Heart.

References

Loigny-la-Bataille Wikipedia


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