Bar-sur-Aube

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For the wine grape that is also known as Bar sur Aube, see Chasselas.
Bar-sur-Aube
Chateau of Marcasselles
Chateau of Marcasselles
Coat of arms of Bar-sur-Aube
Coat of arms
Bar-sur-Aube is located in France
Bar-sur-Aube
Bar-sur-Aube
Coordinates: 48°16′N 4°43′E / 48.27°N 4.72°E / 48.27; 4.72Coordinates: 48°16′N 4°43′E / 48.27°N 4.72°E / 48.27; 4.72
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Aube
Arrondissement Bar-sur-Aube
Canton Bar-sur-Aube
Intercommunality Bar-sur-Aube
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Gaudot
Area1 16.27 km2 (6.28 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 5,403
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 10033 / 10200
Elevation 156–348 m (512–1,142 ft)
(avg. 166 m or 545 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.

Bar-sur-Aube (French: [baʁ.syʁ.ob]) is a commune of France in the Aube department, of which it is a sub-prefecture.

Geography[edit]

Bar-sur-Aube is surrounded by hills and vineyards. The city is crossed by the river Aube, hence its name.

History[edit]

The existence of Bar-sur-Aube goes back to antiquity. There are remains of a La Tene culture oppidum from the Iron Age. The city was devastated by Attila.

Under Charles the Bald several varieties of coins were issued with the name of the city on the reverse.

The town was involved in the Champagne Riots in 1910-11.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 3,652 —    
1800 3,665 +0.4%
1806 3,707 +1.1%
1821 3,503 −5.5%
1831 3,890 +11.0%
1836 3,940 +1.3%
1841 4,169 +5.8%
1846 4,163 −0.1%
1851 4,442 +6.7%
1856 4,781 +7.6%
1861 4,727 −1.1%
1866 4,809 +1.7%
1872 4,453 −7.4%
1876 4,521 +1.5%
1881 4,579 +1.3%
1886 4,636 +1.2%
1891 4,342 −6.3%
1896 4,548 +4.7%
1901 4,587 +0.9%
1906 4,507 −1.7%
1911 4,533 +0.6%
1921 4,074 −10.1%
1926 4,313 +5.9%
1931 4,264 −1.1%
1936 4,002 −6.1%
1946 3,921 −2.0%
1954 4,387 +11.9%
1962 4,801 +9.4%
1968 6,008 +25.1%
1975 7,265 +20.9%
1982 6,943 −4.4%
1990 6,707 −3.4%
1999 6,261 −6.6%
2008 5,403 −13.7%

The inhabitants of the commune are called Baralbains.

Culture[edit]

  • Market every Saturday morning in the halls
    Halls
  • Champagne Culinary Journey in May
  • Fair of cheeses in June
  • Medieval Festival in September
  • Guided tours of the city are organized on request to the tourist information office.

Sister City[edit]

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