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""Moncel-sur-Seille is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
""Moncel-sur-Seille is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°45′57″N 6°25′21″E / 48.7658°N 6.4225°E / 48.7658; 6.4225"Coordinates: 48°45′57″N 6°25′21″E / 48.7658°N 6.4225°E / 48.7658; 6.4225
Country "France
"Region "Grand Est
"Department "Meurthe-et-Moselle
"Arrondissement "Nancy
"Canton "Grand Couronné
"Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Grand Couronné
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Ennio Bazzara ("PR)
Area1 12.41 km2 (4.79 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 474
 • Density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
"Time zone "CET ("UTC+1)
 • Summer ("DST) "CEST ("UTC+2)
"INSEE/Postal code 54374 /54280
Elevation 195–283 m (640–928 ft)
(avg. 206 m or 676 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.

Moncel-sur-Seille is a "commune in the "Meurthe-et-Moselle "département in north-eastern "France.

In the past, inhabitants of Moncel were known by their neighbours as culs crottés ("shit arses"), on account of the unusually clingy mud of their village.[1]

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  1. ^ Graham Robb, The Discovery of France, p36, Picador (2007), "ISBN "978-0-330-42761-6, citing Vital Collet "Sobriquets caractérisant les habitants de villages lorrains" in Le Pays lorrain, Nancy (1908), pp442-449 and Henri-Adolphe Labourasse, "Anciens us, coutumes, légendes, supersititions, préjugés, etc. du département de la Meuse" in Mémoires de la Société des lettres, sciences et art de Bar-le-Duc, 1902, pp3-225
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