Fère-en-Tardenois

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Fère-en-Tardenois
Ruins of the chateau
Ruins of the chateau
Coat of arms of Fère-en-Tardenois
Coat of arms
Fère-en-Tardenois is located in France
Fère-en-Tardenois
Fère-en-Tardenois
Coordinates: 49°11′58″N 3°31′02″E / 49.1994°N 3.5172°E / 49.1994; 3.5172Coordinates: 49°11′58″N 3°31′02″E / 49.1994°N 3.5172°E / 49.1994; 3.5172
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Château-Thierry
Canton Fère-en-Tardenois
Intercommunality Tardenois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Paul Roseleux
Area
 • Land1 20.4 km2 (7.9 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,285
 • Population2 density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02305 / 02130
Elevation 106–225 m (348–738 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 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.

Fère-en-Tardenois is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France, .

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 1,852 —    
1800 1,796 −3.0%
1806 1,806 +0.6%
1821 2,105 +16.6%
1831 2,313 +9.9%
1836 2,354 +1.8%
1841 2,461 +4.5%
1846 2,410 −2.1%
1851 2,556 +6.1%
1856 2,293 −10.3%
1861 2,497 +8.9%
1866 2,393 −4.2%
1872 2,218 −7.3%
1876 2,367 +6.7%
1881 2,322 −1.9%
1886 2,397 +3.2%
1891 2,265 −5.5%
1896 2,391 +5.6%
1901 2,508 +4.9%
1906 2,690 +7.3%
1911 2,548 −5.3%
1921 2,332 −8.5%
1926 2,476 +6.2%
1931 2,377 −4.0%
1936 2,169 −8.8%
1946 2,140 −1.3%
1954 2,250 +5.1%
1962 2,419 +7.5%
1968 2,730 +12.9%
1975 3,012 +10.3%
1982 3,246 +7.8%
1990 3,168 −2.4%
1999 3,356 +5.9%
2008 3,285 −2.1%

Personalities[edit]

It was the birthplace of Camille Claudel (1864–1943), sculptor and graphic artist.

Sights[edit]

The Château de Fère-en-Tardenois dates originally from 1206, with later important Renaissance altertions.

The Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial is one and a half miles east of Fère-en-Tardenois. It contains the graves of 6,012 American soldiers who died while fighting in this vicinity during World War I including the poet, Joyce Kilmer and, until 1987, Eddie Slovik, a deserter and the first American soldier to be executed for desertion since the American Civil War.

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