Amigny-Rouy

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Amigny-Rouy
The old railway station
The old railway station
Coat of arms of Amigny-Rouy
Coat of arms
Amigny-Rouy is located in France
Amigny-Rouy
Amigny-Rouy
Coordinates: 49°36′38″N 3°18′19″E / 49.6106°N 3.3053°E / 49.6106; 3.3053Coordinates: 49°36′38″N 3°18′19″E / 49.6106°N 3.3053°E / 49.6106; 3.3053
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Canton Chauny
Intercommunality Chauny-Tergnier
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2020) André Didier
Area
 • Land1 13.08 km2 (5.05 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 728
 • Population2 density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02014 / 02700
Elevation 44–147 m (144–482 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.

Amigny-Rouy is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Picardy region of northern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aizyjois or Aizyjoises[1]

Geography[edit]

Amigny-Rouy is located some 30 km south of Saint Quentin and 25 km west by north-west of Laon. The commune is accessed by road D7 from Sinceny in the west passing through the heart of the commune and continuing east to Saint-Gobain. The D53 road comes from Condren in the north-west passing through the village and continuing south to Barisis. There is also a network of country roads throughout the commune. Most of the commune is farmland however there is a large forested area in the south forming part of an extensive forested area outside the commune. There are no other hamlets or villages in the commune.

The Oise river forms the northern and north-western border of the commune and the Ruisseau de Servais with numerous tributaries passes from east to west through the northern portion of the commune into the Oise. The Ru de Greve flows through the south of the commune. There are also a number of small lakes in the commune.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Amigny-Rouy
Blazon:

Or, a bend sinister chequy a plomb argent and azure of 6 tires, at 1 three boar's heads sable tusked argent erased in gules; at 2 a cross fleury the same.



Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Amigny-Rouy[3]

The old railway station in 1909
The old Rue de la Gare
Mayors from 1935
From To Name Party Position
1935 1944 Eugène Coffin
1944 1945 Lucien Lefevre
1945 1947 Philémon Rousset
1947 1949 Henry Triou
1949 1950 Paul Demilly
1950 1971 René Carpentier
1971 1977 Odette Gomont
1977 1983 Marceau Lecoeur
1983 1989 Hubert de Wilde
1989 2001 Michel Valeggi
2001 2020 André Didier DVD

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2009 the commune had 728 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
1,450 1,616 1,447 1,431 1,498 1,513 1,495 1,455 1,370
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1,219 1,136 1,090 1,007 962 872 866 781 777
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
749 720 662 396 627 495 464 540 512
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2009 - -
504 546 515 622 693 626 728 - -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)


Population of Amigny-Rouy

Religious heritage[edit]

The Parish Church contains a Stained glass window: Christ on the Cross (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svgwhich is registered as an historical object.Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[4]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Gédéon Poizot, Lieutenant French Forces of the Interior (FFI), (born 26 June 1907 Amigny-Rouy - died 10 August 1944, at the edge of the Busigny woods), alias "Poulain-Germain," hero and martyr of the Resistance (Maquis Mazinghem), killed on 10 August 1944 by the Vichy Milice.[5]
  • Elysee Darthenay Alban, born 3 January 1913 in Montrouge, a graduate of the Lyautey Class from Saint-Cyr and became a lieutenant in the 4th RIM of Auxerre. He was under instruction with his Battalion at Amigny-Rouy from 23 October 1939 to 10 May 1940. He married in Nuits-Saint-Georges on 3 January 1940 and his wife joined him in hiding from the military authorities in Amigny-Rouy. He was cited on the order of the Division and received the Croix de Guerre for his bravery in combat defending the Haubourdin (Lille) bridges from 28 to 31 May 1940. As a prisoner at Hoyeverda he failed twice to escape and was transferred to the disciplinary prison of Colditz from where he escaped on 6 July 1943. In December 1943 he made himself available to the Resistance in Lyon and was assigned to the FFI of Bourg-en-Bresse in January 1944. In early February 1944 he was head of the Maquis in the Secret Army of Jura. Arrested on 7 April 1944 by the Gestapo, he was tortured until 11 April but did not speak. His silence saved 800 Maquis including Colonel Romans-Petit, leader of the Secret Army of Ain and Savoie. He left two orphans. On 26 April 1945 General de Gaulle made him a chevalier of the Legion of Honour. In 1974 a class in Saint-Cyr was named after him, a hero the Resistance 1939-1945, who had only five months of family life which he spent illegally in Amigny-Rouy.

Sports Associations[edit]

  • Football club[6]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1], the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.

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