Brienne-le-Château

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Brienne-le-Château
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Coat of arms of Brienne-le-Château
Coat of arms
Brienne-le-Château is located in France
Brienne-le-Château
Brienne-le-Château
Coordinates: 48°23′31″N 4°31′35″E / 48.3919°N 4.5264°E / 48.3919; 4.5264Coordinates: 48°23′31″N 4°31′35″E / 48.3919°N 4.5264°E / 48.3919; 4.5264
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Aube
Arrondissement Bar-sur-Aube
Canton Brienne-le-Château
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Nicolas Dhuicq
Area
 • Land1 21.56 km2 (8.32 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,142
 • Population2 density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 10064 / 10500
Elevation 112–167 m (367–548 ft)
(avg. 126 m or 413 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.

Brienne-le-Château is a commune in the Aube department in north-central France. It is located 1 mile (2 km) from the right bank of the Aube River and 26 m. northeast of Troyes.

History[edit]

The École de Brienne was established in a 1730 and remained active until it was shut in 1790. It is currently a museum. Notable students included:

In 1814, it was the site of the Battle of Brienne, when the Sixth Coalition invaded France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 1,968 —    
1800 1,967 −0.1%
1806 1,859 −5.5%
1821 1,747 −6.0%
1831 1,920 +9.9%
1836 2,002 +4.3%
1841 1,830 −8.6%
1846 1,886 +3.1%
1851 1,880 −0.3%
1856 2,013 +7.1%
1861 2,057 +2.2%
1866 2,078 +1.0%
1872 1,886 −9.2%
1876 1,889 +0.2%
1881 1,918 +1.5%
1886 1,872 −2.4%
1891 1,732 −7.5%
1896 1,701 −1.8%
1901 1,753 +3.1%
1906 1,872 +6.8%
1911 1,815 −3.0%
1921 1,708 −5.9%
1926 1,932 +13.1%
1931 2,218 +14.8%
1936 2,232 +0.6%
1946 1,972 −11.6%
1954 2,177 +10.4%
1962 3,534 +62.3%
1968 3,939 +11.5%
1975 4,033 +2.4%
1982 4,060 +0.7%
1990 3,752 −7.6%
1999 3,332 −11.2%
2008 3,142 −5.7%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainM.P. (1911). "Brienne-le-Château". In Chisholm, Hugh. Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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