Bazeilles

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Bazeilles
Chateau
Chateau
Coat of arms of Bazeilles
Coat of arms
Bazeilles is located in France
Bazeilles
Bazeilles
Coordinates: 49°40′41″N 4°58′38″E / 49.6781°N 4.9772°E / 49.6781; 4.9772Coordinates: 49°40′41″N 4°58′38″E / 49.6781°N 4.9772°E / 49.6781; 4.9772
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Ardennes
Arrondissement Sedan
Canton Sedan-Est
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Sulfourt
Area1 9.38 km2 (3.62 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,995
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 08053 / 08140
Elevation 152–238 m (499–781 ft)
(avg. 156 m or 512 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.
Photogravure of Bazeilles (1870) by François Lafon

Bazeilles is a commune in the Ardennes department in northern France.

It lies near Sedan.

History[edit]

During the 1870 Franco-Prussian war, Bazeilles was the site of the Battle of Bazeilles, one of the first occasions of modern urban warfare.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,318 —    
1968 1,337 +1.4%
1975 1,376 +2.9%
1982 1,708 +24.1%
1990 1,599 −6.4%
1999 1,879 +17.5%
2008 1,995 +6.2%

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