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The fortified church and war memorial
The fortified church and war memorial
Autreppes is located in France
Coordinates: 49°54′15″N 3°51′24″E / 49.9042°N 3.8567°E / 49.9042; 3.8567Coordinates: 49°54′15″N 3°51′24″E / 49.9042°N 3.8567°E / 49.9042; 3.8567
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Vervins
Canton Vervins
Intercommunality Thiérache du Centre
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Paul Basse
 • Land1 6.78 km2 (2.62 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 187
 • Population2 density 28/km2 (71/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02040 / 02580
Elevation 117–201 m (384–659 ft)
(avg. 121 m or 397 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.

Autreppes is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Picardy region of northern France and in the natural region of Thiérache.


Autreppes is located some 35 km east by north east of Saint-Quentin and 15 km west of Hirson. It can be accessed by the D31 road running from Saint-Algis in the west through the heart of the commune and the village and continuing east to Etreaupont. There are also many country roads covering the commune and accessing it from all directions. The commune consists entirely of farmland.

The Oise river traverses the northern part of the commune from east to west. Only one stream flows into it from the north in the commune.[1]

Neighbouring communes and villages[1][edit]


The area was called Altripia in 876. Autreppes was part of the former royal estate given to the Abbey of Saint-Denis in 915. Then the village of Autreppes became a lordship until the French Revolution. In 1790 the commune was part of the Canton of Marly in the district of Vervins but in 1801 became part of the Canton of Vervins in the Arrondissement of Vervins.


List of Successive Mayors of Autreppes

From To Name Party Position
2001 2003 Jean Sauvage
2003 2008 Jean Basse[2] DVG
2008 2014 Paul Basse DVG

(Not all data is known)


In 2010, the commune had 187 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
800 678 681 672 715 712 668 656 660
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
630 627 602 557 535 525 516 443 414
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
419 411 412 391 412 387 372 330 289
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2008 2010
280 232 216 184 150 142 175 184 187

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

Population of Autreppes

Sites and Monuments[edit]

The Saint-Hilaire fortified church
The fortified church south transept
  • The Saint-Hilaire fortified church, dating from 1632, has been a registered historical monument since 1987 .
  • An oratory
  • Some houses dating from the late 18th century to the early 19th century
  • L'Axe Vert (The Green Axis) is a hiking trail built on the old Guise-Hirson railway trackbed

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Bernard and Jean-Pierre Lefevre, two young people killed during the war in Algeria. The two main streets of the commune are named after them

See also[edit]

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.


  1. ^ a b Google Maps
  2. ^ General Council of Aisne consulted on 7 July 2008 (French)