Balignicourt

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Balignicourt
Balignicourt Church
Balignicourt Church
Balignicourt is located in France
Balignicourt
Balignicourt
Coordinates: 48°31′00″N 4°27′42″E / 48.5167°N 4.4617°E / 48.5167; 4.4617Coordinates: 48°31′00″N 4°27′42″E / 48.5167°N 4.4617°E / 48.5167; 4.4617
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Aube
Arrondissement Bar-sur-Aube
Canton Chavanges
Intercommunality Chavengeois
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Pascal Joanot
Area1 13.06 km2 (5.04 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 77
 • Density 5.9/km2 (15/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 10027 / 10330
Elevation 109–166 m (358–545 ft)
(avg. 111 m or 364 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.

Balignicourt is a French commune in the Aube department in the Champagne-Ardenne region of north-central France.

Geography[edit]

Balignicourt is located some 18 km north-west of Brienne-le-Château and 25 km south by south-west of Vitry-le-François. The northern border of the commune is the departmental boundary between Aube and Marne. Access to the commune is by the D56 from Jasseines in the west which passes through the south of the commune and the village before continuing east to Chavanges. The D156 goes north-east from the village to Margerie-Hancourt, changing to the D355 at the departmental border. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of Les Ormées, Vendeuil and Les Vieilles-Vignes. The commune is entirely farmland except for a belt of forest along the river.[1]

The Meldançon river flows through the commune from east to west and continues west to join the Aube near Morembert.

Neighbouring communes and villages[1][edit]

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors[2]

From To Name Party Position
1857 Jules Royer
2001 2008 Marcel Diart
2008 2014 Henri Paul Joanot
2014 2020 Pascal Joanot

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2010 the commune had 77 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
209 189 167 208 285 215 223 204 220
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
233 228 230 215 209 204 200 200 180
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
167 161 172 149 164 162 180 190 144
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
148 153 147 111 93 94 85 77 -

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


Population of Balignicourt

Culture and heritage[edit]

Religious heritage[edit]

The commune has two religious buildings that are registered as historical monuments:

  • A former Presbytery (18th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[3]
  • The Church of Saints Peter and Paul (12th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4] The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects:
    • 2 Paintings: Saint John the Baptist and the Virgin of the Assumption (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[5]
    • A Group Sculpture: Christ bound with Angels and emblems (1549)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[6]
    • A Statue: Christ on the Cross (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7]
    • A Paten (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]
    • A Collection Box (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]
    • A Wardrobe (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[10]
    • A Chalice (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[11]
    • A Door (1771)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[12]
    • A Baptismal font (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[13]
    • A Statue: Christ on the Cross (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[14]
    • 4 Columns (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[15]
    • The Furniture in the ChurchLogo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[16]
    • Stained glass figures (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[17]
Church Picture Gallery

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

Charles Ragon de Bange
  • Charles Ragon de Bange (1833-1914), born in Balignicourt, invented the first effective obturator (valve closure) system for breech-loading artillery.

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Maps
  2. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  3. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00078028 Presbytery (French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00078027 Church of Saints Peter and Paul (French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10003619 2 Paintings: Saint John the Baptist and the Virgin of the Assumption (French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000121 Group Sculpture: Christ bound with Angels and emblems (French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10003189 Statue: Christ on the Cross (French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10002853 Paten (French)Camera aabb.svg
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10002852 Collection Box (French)Camera aabb.svg
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10002851 Wardrobe (French)Camera aabb.svg
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10002850 Chalice (French)Camera aabb.svg
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10002849 Door (French)Camera aabb.svg
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10002773 Baptismal font (French)Camera aabb.svg
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10002770 Statue: Christ on the Cross (French)Camera aabb.svg
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10002697 4 Columns (French)Camera aabb.svg
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10003290 Furniture in the Church (French)
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10000735 Bay 12 IM10000734 Bay 9 IM10000733 Bay 8 Camera aabb.svg IM10000732 Bay 4 (French)