Auvillers-les-Forges

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Auvillers-les-Forges
The old railway station
The old railway station
Coat of arms of Auvillers-les-Forges
Coat of arms
Auvillers-les-Forges is located in France
Auvillers-les-Forges
Auvillers-les-Forges
Coordinates: 49°51′49″N 4°21′31″E / 49.8636°N 4.3586°E / 49.8636; 4.3586Coordinates: 49°51′49″N 4°21′31″E / 49.8636°N 4.3586°E / 49.8636; 4.3586
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Ardennes
Arrondissement Charleville-Mézières
Canton Signy-le-Petit
Intercommunality Ardennes Thiérache
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Miguel Leroy
Area
 • Land1 8.19 km2 (3.16 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 897
 • Population2 density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 08037 / 08260
Elevation 235–296 m (771–971 ft)
(avg. 290 m or 950 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.

Auvillers-les-Forges is a French commune in the Ardennes department in the Champagne-Ardenne region of northern France.

Geography[edit]

Auvillers-les-Forges is located some 27 km west by north-west of Charleville-Mézières and 22 km east by south-east of Hirson. Access to the commune is by the European route E44 from Maubert-Fontaine in the east which passes through the north of the commune intersecting the D877 in the commune and continuing to Hirson in the west. Access to the village is by the D877 from Éteignières in the north which passes through the length of the commune and the village and continues south to Champlin. The D20 goes south-east from the village to Girondelle. Apart from the village there is the hamlet of Le Chateau-Vert north-east of the village. There is a large forest in the north of the commune (the Bois d'Auviller-les-Forges) but the rest of the commune is farmland.[1]

The Sormonne River flows through the commune from west to east just north of the village and continues east to join the Meuse at Charleville-Mézières. The Ruisseau de Saint-Rémy rises just west of the village and flows south-west to join the Orvaux east of Fontenelle.[1]

Neighbouring communes and villages[1][edit]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Auvillers-les-Forges
Blazon:

Party per chevron, Gules with two fleurs-de-lis of Argent first, Azure a forge tongs of Or and a hammer the same saltirewise, tongs to dexter surmounted by hammer to sinister second; over all a chevron of Or.



Administration[edit]

The Town Hall
The covered market

List of Successive Mayors[2]

From To Name Party Position
1891 1919 Gustave Tanton
1919 1923 Camille Decq
1923 1929 Maurice Tourolle
1929 1944 Paul Martin
1944 1945 Edgard Faucon
1945 1947 Georges Pacaux
1947 1959 Julien Lagneaux
1959 1965 Paul Hottiaux
1965 1980 Abdon Lemaire
1980 1983 Pierre Gillot
1983 1995 Martial Guilain
1995 1998 Bruno Coniglio
1998 2014 Daniel Schanen
2014 2020 Miguel Leroy

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2010 the commune had 897 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]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
534 559 543 632 661 750 736 712 758
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
- - 639 672 675 653 689 697 698
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
720 774 810 753 783 761 760 694 690
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
803 811 784 799 822 833 - 897 -

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

The War Memorial
The Church
Population of Auvillers-les-Forges

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, 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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