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The Town Hall
Any-Martin-Rieux is located in France
Coordinates: 49°52′55″N 4°13′18″E / 49.8819°N 4.2217°E / 49.8819; 4.2217Coordinates: 49°52′55″N 4°13′18″E / 49.8819°N 4.2217°E / 49.8819; 4.2217
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Vervins
Canton Aubenton
Intercommunality Pays des Trois Rivières
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Prince Maillard
 • Land1 17.73 km2 (6.85 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 476
 • Population2 density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02020 / 02500
Elevation 197–266 m (646–873 ft)
(avg. 207 m or 679 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.

Any-Martin-Rieux is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Picardy region of northern France.


The village was formerly known as Thiérache and was built on the edge of a stream. It is located 40 km north-east of Charleville-Mezieres, 10 km south-east of Hirson, and about 8 km south of the Belgian frontier. The commune can be accessed by the D1043 (E44) road which passes through the southern part of the commune from Hirson in the west to Maubert-Fontaine in the east. The D5 road comes from Aubenton in the south intersecting the D1043 at the hamlet of Bellevue in the commune and continuing north to the village then on to Neuville-aux-Joutes. the D31 road from Saint-Michel in the west to Signy-le-Petit passes through the northern tip of the commune. The D134 road also goes from the village east through the hamlet of Martin-Rieux to Fligny. there are a few hamlets and villages in the commune. These are: La Malaise, Martin-Rieux, La Rue du Moulin, Housseau, and Bellevue.

The commune is mostly farmland bit with a large area of forest in the north-east.

Le Petit Gland river flows west through the commune with a network of tributaries feeding it including the Ruisseau des Sourdrons from the south and the Ruisseau de Laubry from the north. Le Petit Gland flows west to join the Gland river near Saint-Michel.[1]

Le Petit Gland

Neighbouring communes and villages[1][edit]


Any or Anies (Martin-Rieux) was called Aneia in 646, Ania in 1218 and under the Ancien Regime was formerly part of the "généralité" of the town of Soissons and the bailiwick and electorate of the town of Guise (diocese of Laon). Today it is part of the Canton of Aubenton, arrondissement of Vervins, in the Diocese of Soissons.

The Patron Saint is Saint Médard.

Any was once the capital of a lordship. There is mention of this village in the miracles of Saint Thierry, who lived in the 11th century. he called it "villa" and indicated it as being placed in the middle of the forest of Thiérache in the 11th century. Any was owned by Irmine, the daughter of Dagobert II, king of France. In 676 she gave the territory to de Trèves, the Abbot of Oeren, for the cure of her soul and that of her husband, Count Herman. The abbots of Saint-Laurent de Joinville had formerly owned a tax free estate at Any, said to be one of the oldest in the kingdom.[2]


List of Successive Mayors of Any-Martin-Rieux

From To Name Party Position
2001 2006 Charles Kloppenburg SE
2006 2014 Prince Maillard[3]

(Not all data is known)


In 1760 (without Martin-Rieux) there were 208 fires.

In 2010, the commune had 476 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] [Note 2]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
750 826 859 816 986 1,027 1,066 1,083 1,078
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1,003 1,053 1,054 1,009 1,061 1,044 968 943 902
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
896 817 813 718 765 711 708 680 701
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
693 631 559 498 525 505 509 476 -

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

Population of Any-Martin-Rieux

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Notes and references[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.
  2. ^ In the census table and the graph, by convention in Wikipedia, and to allow a fair comparison between five yearly censuses, the principle has been retained for subsequent legal populations since 1999 displayed in the census table and the graph that shows populations for the years 2006, 2011, 2016, etc., as well as the latest legal population published by INSEE


  1. ^ a b Google Maps
  2. ^ Manuscript: Thiérache in History, out of the shadows, Périn. Bruno (French)
  3. ^ General Council of Aisne consulted on 7 July 2008

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