||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (December 2008)|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jacque Krabal|
|• Land1||16.49 km2 (6.37 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||02168 / 02400|
|Elevation||59–222 m (194–728 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.
During the 8th century, Charles Martel kept king Theuderic IV prisoner in the castle of Otmus. At this time, the town took the name of Castrum Theodorici, later transformed in Château-Thierry (Castle of Thierry, Thierry is the French or early Roman language translation of Theuderic). In 946, the castle of Château-Thierry was the home of Herbert le-Vieux, Count of Omois (Fr: comte d'Omois) of the House of Vermandois & Soissons.
Château-Thierry was the site of two important battles. The Battle of Château-Thierry (1814) in the Napoleonic Wars between France and Prussia, and Battle of Château-Thierry (1918) in World War I, between the United States and Germany.
Château-Thierry is situated on the Marne River.
Château-Thierry is the terminus station of a regional railway line starting from the Gare de l'Est in Paris. It is also one of the exits of the A4 motorway that links Paris with the east part of France. Transval operates the local bus routes.
- Castle walls
- Saint-Crépin church (15th century)
- Balhan tower
- Marne River
- World War I Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial (south of the village of Belleau)
- Chateau-Thierry American Monument (overlooking the town)
- Champagne vineyards
- Several churches
Château-Thierry is twinned with:
- Pößneck, Germany (1989)
- Aliartos, Greece
- Unterlüß, Germany
- Cisnădie, Romania
- Kinyami, Rwanda
- Mosbach, Germany (1974)
- Grybów, Poland}
- Ambohitrolomahitsy, Madagascar
- Official site (French)
- American Battlefield Monument Commission
- Local Bus Route Map
- Photo of city during WWI
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