The Lavoir (Public laundry) in Autry
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Pascal Boxebeld|
|• Land1||16.34 km2 (6.31 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||8.6/km2 (22/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||08036 / 08250|
|Elevation||110–168 m (361–551 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.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Autryens or Autryennes.
Autry is located some 50 km east of Reims and 25 km north by north-west of Sainte-Menehould. The southern border of the commune is the departmental boundary between Ardennes and Marne. Access to the commune is by road D21 from Challerange in the north-west which passes through the centre of the commune and the village and continues to Binarville in the south-east after changing to the D63 at the departmental border. The D218 goes west from the village to Bouconville and the D41 goes north-east to Lançon. Apart from the village there is the hamlet of La Gare in the west. Large areas of the commune are forested, especially in the west, and there is a large fish farm in the east. The rest of the commune is farmland.
The Aisne river forms part of the south-eastern border of the commune as it flows north then west to the village then north again as it continues its journey to join the Oise at Compiègne. The Dormoise flows from the south-west to join the Aisne in the commune. The Remy Galere rises on the northern border and flows east to join the Aisne forming part of the northern border.
List of Successive Mayors
(Not all data is known)
In 2010 the commune had 140 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]
Culture and heritage
The commune has one structure that is registered as an historical monument:
- A Flour Mill (20th century)
- Another site of interest
- Around the church in the village there are traces of a medieval fortification system.
Inside the Lavoir
- Autry on the old IGN website (French)
- Autry on Lion1906
- Autry on Google Maps
- Autry on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
- Autry on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Autry on the INSEE 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" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes 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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