Carignan, Ardennes

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Carignan
FR-08-Carignan.JPG
Coat of arms of Carignan
Coat of arms
Carignan is located in France
Carignan
Carignan
Coordinates: 49°38′00″N 5°10′07″E / 49.6333°N 5.1686°E / 49.6333; 5.1686Coordinates: 49°38′00″N 5°10′07″E / 49.6333°N 5.1686°E / 49.6333; 5.1686
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Ardennes
Arrondissement Sedan
Canton Carignan
Intercommunality Trois Cantons
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Denis Lourdelet
Area
 • Land1 14.01 km2 (5.41 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,156
 • Population2 density 230/km2 (580/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 08090 / 08110
Elevation 161–293 m (528–961 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.

Carignan is a commune in the Ardennes department in northern France. It is the seat of a canton.

History[edit]

Carignan was, under the name Epoissium, Eposium, Epusum or Ivosium, a military settlement of the Romans. Gaugericus, bishop of Cambrai, was born in Eposium around 550. As Yvois, it was part of the Duchy of Burgundy in the 15th century. It changed hands between the Habsburg Netherlands and France several times, until it was assigned to France by the 1659 Treaty of the Pyrenees. The town was given as a lordship to Prince Eugène-Maurice of Savoy-Carignan, and renamed Carignan in 1662.[1]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Carignan is twinned with:

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,373 —    
1800 1,313 −4.4%
1806 1,394 +6.2%
1821 1,468 +5.3%
1831 1,382 −5.9%
1836 1,673 +21.1%
1841 1,792 +7.1%
1846 1,812 +1.1%
1851 1,839 +1.5%
1866 2,051 +11.5%
1872 2,089 +1.9%
1876 2,113 +1.1%
1881 2,098 −0.7%
1886 2,149 +2.4%
1891 2,123 −1.2%
1896 2,224 +4.8%
1901 2,164 −2.7%
1906 2,134 −1.4%
1911 2,216 +3.8%
1921 1,987 −10.3%
1926 2,257 +13.6%
1931 2,338 +3.6%
1936 2,472 +5.7%
1946 1,712 −30.7%
1954 2,720 +58.9%
1962 3,403 +25.1%
1968 3,674 +8.0%
1975 3,724 +1.4%
1982 3,646 −2.1%
1990 3,359 −7.9%
1999 3,259 −3.0%
2008 3,156 −3.2%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A. Joanne, Itinéraire général de la France: Vosges et Ardennes, Hachette, 1868, p. 682.