Bourg-et-Comin

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Bourg-et-Comin
The 12th century Church of St. Martin ,  Bourg-et-Comin
The 12th century Church of St. Martin , Bourg-et-Comin
Bourg-et-Comin is located in France
Bourg-et-Comin
Bourg-et-Comin
Coordinates: 49°23′51″N 3°39′18″E / 49.3975°N 3.655°E / 49.3975; 3.655Coordinates: 49°23′51″N 3°39′18″E / 49.3975°N 3.655°E / 49.3975; 3.655
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Canton Craonne
Intercommunality Chemin des Dames
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Sylvie d'Almeida
Area
 • Land1 5.12 km2 (1.98 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 741
 • Population2 density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02106 / 02160
Elevation 44–170 m (144–558 ft)
(avg. 63 m or 207 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.

Bourg-et-Comin is a commune in the department of Aisne in Picardy in northern France.

History[edit]

The area around Bourg et Comin has been occupied since Neolithic times along the River Aisne. The village has long been a fortified place on the road between Laon and Fismes .

The Church of St. Martin has been listed as an historical monument since 1919 . It is a Romanesque church of the 12th century. The tower is protected by a gable roof (two-sided) of the 13th century.

The location was part of a World War I battlefield and there are many military cemeteries in the area. The German army held the high ground to the north known as the Chemin des Dames and resisted attacks by the French army to dislodge them in 1914, 1917 and 1918.

Geography[edit]

The village is located on the Aisne river and at the confluence of two canals, the Canal latéral à l'Aisne and the Canal de l'Oise à l'Aisne. It sits near the border of the regions of Picardy to the north west and Champagne-Ardenne to the south east. The Aisne drains into the basin of the river Seine and therefore Bourg-et-Comin is part of the Paris Basin. It has an Oceanic climate. The alluvial Aisne valley makes the landscape rich in lakes.

Map of the Bourg et Comin area.

Population[edit]

Residents are known as Bourcominois.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 239 —    
1856 367 +53.6%
1901 400 +9.0%
1926 489 +22.2%
1936 504 +3.1%
1946 348 −31.0%
1954 478 +37.4%
1962 522 +9.2%
1968 515 −1.3%
1975 563 +9.3%
1982 536 −4.8%
1990 535 −0.2%
1999 678 +26.7%
2008 741 +9.3%

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