|Intercommunality||Région de Guise|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Franck Guiard|
|• Land1||10.73 km2 (4.14 sq mi)|
|• Population2 Density||25/km2 (64/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||02035 / 02120|
|Elevation||112–158 m (367–518 ft)
(avg. 136 m or 446 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.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Audignois or Audignoises
Audigny is located some 22 km east of Saint-Quentin and 35 km north of Laon. It can be accessed by the D946 highway from Guise in the north passing through the heart of commune and continuing to Le Hérie-la-Viéville in the south but without passing through Audigny village. The village is reached on road D37 branching south-east off the D946 through the village and continuing south-east to Puisieux-et-Clanlieu. The D586 also passes through the west of the commune from north to south-west. The commune consists entirely of farmland with no other villages or hamlets.
There are no identifiable streams or rivers in the commune.
Audigny was known as Aldiniacum in 1065, Aldinisia in 1161, Aldigni in 1165, and Auldigny in 1530. The name comes from a Germanic form of Aldinus derived from the Latin Albus meaning "White".
Albanus (Aldanus) was the name of a saint who lived near London at Verulanium in the 3rd century (now called Saint Albans). A soldier in the army of Diocletian, he returned home to England where he hosted a Christian missionary who was sought by local police. Converted in one night he gave his clothes to the missionary who managed to escape. Shortly after he was arrested for refusing to sacrifice to idols and he was immediately beheaded in 287. His fame and miracles arrived in France where many parishes adopted the saint as protector. His feast day is 22 June - the summer solstice.
The commune land in the 11th century belonged to various religious communities who venerated the saint and gave his name to the hamlet then the parish that was established in the area.
In 1918, after heavy fighting the at Louvry's Farm, the village was liberated on 5 November 1918 at 6:30am by the 70th and 115th Infantry Battalions.
List of Successive Mayors of Audigny
(Not all data is known)
In 2010, the commune had 265 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]
Sites and Monuments
- Château de l'Étang
- Communes of the Aisne department
- Audigny on the National Geographic Institute website (French)
- Audigny on the INSEE website (French)
- Bell Towers website (French)
- INSEE (French)
Notes and references
- At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 , 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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