Guny

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Guny
Guny Eglise.jpg
Guny is located in France
Guny
Guny
Coordinates: 49°31′11″N 3°16′06″E / 49.5197°N 3.2683°E / 49.5197; 3.2683Coordinates: 49°31′11″N 3°16′06″E / 49.5197°N 3.2683°E / 49.5197; 3.2683
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Canton Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique
Intercommunality Val de l'Ailette
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Éliane Tourigny
Area
 • Land1 9.32 km2 (3.60 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 437
 • Population2 density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02363 / 02300
Elevation 42–152 m (138–499 ft)
(avg. 70 m or 230 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.

Guny is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France.

History[edit]

In 858, Guny's village is given to the abbey of Notre-Dame of Soissons by Charles the Bold.

In 1368, Enguerrand VII of Coucy grants the collectivity franchise to Guny and twenty-two other churches.

1914-1918, World War I devastated the village. From August 27 until September 28, the 11th and 20th infantry fight Battle of Ailette around Guny's quarries.

Saint Georges' church is destroyed. It was restored in 1923.

A new bell was inaugurated in November 1923, in a temporary church.

Geography[edit]

The river Ailette forms all of the commune's northeastern border.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 580 —    
1968 562 −3.1%
1975 594 +5.7%
1982 549 −7.6%
1990 508 −7.5%
1999 447 −12.0%
2008 437 −2.2%
Town hall

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