Fumay

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Fumay
Fumay depuis platale.jpg
Coat of arms of Fumay
Coat of arms
Fumay is located in France
Fumay
Fumay
Coordinates: 49°59′39″N 4°42′27″E / 49.9942°N 4.7075°E / 49.9942; 4.7075Coordinates: 49°59′39″N 4°42′27″E / 49.9942°N 4.7075°E / 49.9942; 4.7075
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Ardennes
Arrondissement Charleville-Mézières
Canton Fumay
Intercommunality Ardennes Rives de Meuse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Blanchemanche
Area
 • Land1 37.56 km2 (14.50 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,884
 • Population2 density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 08185 / 08170
Elevation 116–255 m (381–837 ft)
(avg. 127 m or 417 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.

Fumay (French pronunciation: ​[fy.mɛ]) is a commune in the Ardennes department in northern France, very close to the Belgian border.

Geography[edit]

It is situated in the Meuse valley, the main part of the town being surrounded by a large meander of the river.

Fumay from the north-east

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 1,815 —    
1806 1,891 +4.2%
1821 2,213 +17.0%
1831 2,421 +9.4%
1836 2,654 +9.6%
1841 2,903 +9.4%
1846 3,390 +16.8%
1851 3,447 +1.7%
1856 3,535 +2.6%
1861 3,918 +10.8%
1866 4,699 +19.9%
1872 4,565 −2.9%
1876 4,857 +6.4%
1881 5,231 +7.7%
1886 5,176 −1.1%
1891 5,065 −2.1%
1896 5,281 +4.3%
1901 5,668 +7.3%
1906 5,836 +3.0%
1911 5,790 −0.8%
1921 4,789 −17.3%
1926 5,339 +11.5%
1931 5,376 +0.7%
1936 4,940 −8.1%
1946 4,013 −18.8%
1954 4,837 +20.5%
1962 6,185 +27.9%
1968 6,426 +3.9%
1975 6,147 −4.3%
1982 5,782 −5.9%
1990 5,363 −7.2%
1999 4,667 −13.0%
2008 3,884 −16.8%

Economy[edit]

Fumay is sometimes known as "The City of Slate" (La Cité de l'Ardoise) due to the slate mining which brought prosperity to the town in the nineteenth century. The last slate mine was closed in 1971.

Fumay across the river

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