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Bancigny église fortifiée 1.jpg
Bancigny is located in France
Coordinates: 49°48′05″N 4°02′04″E / 49.8014°N 4.0344°E / 49.8014; 4.0344Coordinates: 49°48′05″N 4°02′04″E / 49.8014°N 4.0344°E / 49.8014; 4.0344
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Vervins
Canton Vervins
Intercommunality Thiérache du Centre
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Tronchain
 • Land1 3.32 km2 (1.28 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 28
 • Population2 density 8.4/km2 (22/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02044 / 02140
Elevation 147–216 m (482–709 ft)
(avg. 170 m or 560 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.

Bancigny is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Picardy region of northern France.


Location of the commune of Bancigny in the canton of Vervins

Bancigny is located some 50 km north-east of Laon and 12 km east by south-east of Vervins. It can be accessed by the D747 road from Plomion in the north-west which then continues east to Jeantes. There is also country road access from west, south, and north. Apart from the village the commune is entirely farmland with no other villages or hamlets.[1]

The commune is traversed by the Huteau stream from east to west north of the village and bordering the Mill Farm north-west of the village. Bancigny commune is bordered by the communes of Plomion, Nampcelles-la-Cour, Dagny-Lambercy, and Jeantes.

Neighbouring communes and villages[1][edit]


Bancigny was called Bancegnies on a map dated 1205 and at that time the area was a lordship. The Bancigny area was made a County in 1590. During the French Revolution, Bancigny became a commune in the Canton of Plomion in the district of Vervins. In 1801 the commune was transferred to the Canton of Vervins in the Arrondissement of Vervins.


List of Successive Mayors of Bancigny

From To Name Party Position
1983 2014 André Trochain[2] DVD

(Not all data is known)


In 2010, the commune had 28 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the commune 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
132 121 196 186 177 171 168 155 174
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
155 570 132 134 135 129 128 113 104
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
106 116 109 81 89 70 65 79 82
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
71 69 59 49 39 32 24 28 -

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

Population of Bancigny

Sites and Monuments[edit]

Fortified church: The symmetry of the two towers can no longer be seen.
  • Church of Saint-Nicolas The defence towers in front (the upper part of each was leveled in the period 1900-1905 as evidenced by postcards of the period[3][4]) have been listed as historical monuments since 1932. The church, dedicated to Saint Nicolas, has a Romanesque baptismal font. Its construction dates back to the early 18th century.
  • Farm with a dovecote entrance

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.
  3. ^ Old Postcard
  4. ^ Gallery of old Postcards (French)