Tomblaine is a commune with 7661 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Meurthe -et -Moselle in the Lorraine region. It belongs to the district Nancy and is capital of the canton Tomblaine.
Tomblaine is separated from Nancy by the Meurthe.
Origin of the name Tomblaine
There are various theories about the origin of the name Tomblaine:
- The Romans are said to have beaten at this point the Alans devastating, hence the Roman name Alanorum Tumulus ( grave of the Alans ), French Tombeau of Alain's, from which eventually emerged Tomblaine.
- The name is said to have developed from the Gallic words Tom ( dam, mud ) and Blaen or Blen ( high place ), so a high place in a swamp.
Since 1987, the community Tomblaine maintains a partnership with the German community Hasbergen.