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Vigy

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Vigy is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.GeographySituated 15km from Metz, Vigy lies on the border of Germany and Luxembourg. The village of Vigy is located in a sector recognized for its landscape qualities. Vigy enjoys a privileged location on the edge of a forest.Part of village belongs to an Important Bird AreaEtymologyThe name of the village may come from a man of Gallo-Roman origin, Vigius.HistoryFounded as a city by the Romans or Gallo-Romans, Vigy was given to the Abbey of Saint-Arnould on June 23, 715. In 1365, the people of Vigy were placed under the protection of Luxembourg. In 1635, on September 12, almost the entirety of the village was burned by the Spanish. It was reattached to France in 1648.Vigy has been the seat of a canton since the French Revolution.During World War I, the residents of Vigy were resettled in Mussidan in the Dordogne.EconomyInitially, the village grew on agriculture.The early prosperity of the village was largely due to the nearby iron and steel industries. Many of these industries have since disappeared. Nowadays, industry consists of vehicle manufacturing and logistics.
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