||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (December 2008)|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Boris Ravignon|
|• Land1||31.44 km2 (12.14 sq mi)|
|Population (2009 )|
|• Population2 density||1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||08105 / 08000|
|Elevation||133–323 m (436–1,060 ft)
(avg. 148 m or 486 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.
Charleville-Mézières (French pronunciation: [ʃaʁ.lə.vil.me.zjɛʁ]) is a commune in northern France, capital of the Ardennes department in the Champagne-Ardenne region. Charleville-Mézières is located on the banks of the Meuse River.
The commune of Charleville-Mézières was created in 1966 by the fusion of two adjacent communities, Charleville and Mézières. Another commune, Le Theux, had already been merged into Mézières in 1965. It has a population of about 51,000. The inhabitants of Charleville were known as Carolopolitains; those of Mézières as Macériens. The inhabitants of the new merged community are called Carolomacériens.
A marionette festival (French: Le festival des marionnettes) has been held there every three years since 1961. However, starting from 2011 marks its transition to a biennial event. There is also a giant marionette incorporated into a building, displaying a little show every 15 minutes when working normally.
City buses are run by TAC, Transports de l’Agglomération de Charleville-Mézières. The Gare de Charleville-Mézières railway station offers connections to Paris (by TGV), Reims, Lille, Metz and regional destinations.
Charleville-Mézières is twinned with:
- Official website
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Mézières". Encyclopædia Britannica 18 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 351.
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