Haramont

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Haramont
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Haramont is located in France
Haramont
Haramont
Coordinates: 49°16′44″N 3°03′45″E / 49.2789°N 3.0625°E / 49.2789; 3.0625Coordinates: 49°16′44″N 3°03′45″E / 49.2789°N 3.0625°E / 49.2789; 3.0625
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Soissons
Canton Villers-Cotterêts
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gerard Bouchonville
Area
 • Land1 12.24 km2 (4.73 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 605
 • Population2 density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02368 / 02600
Elevation 75–243 m (246–797 ft)
(avg. 138 m or 453 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.

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

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 383 —    
1968 359 −6.3%
1975 393 +9.5%
1982 441 +12.2%
1990 518 +17.5%
1999 573 +10.6%
2008 605 +5.6%

Sights[edit]

Haramont has 17 historical monuments listed in the French Ministry of Culture database.[1] Most notable are:

  • Saint-Clément parish church The church contains pictures noted for their workmanship. The church was classified as a monument historique in 1919.[2]
  • The priory of Longpré, whose origins date back to the 12th century, classified since 1995.[3]
  • Le Manoir des Fossés, in the route de la vallée de Baudrimont, dates back to the 16th century, classified since 2003.[4]
  • The menhir called La Pierre-Clouise in the Retz forest, classified since 1889.[5]

Personalities linked to the commune[edit]

Priory of the ancient abbey

Alexandre Dumas, lived in the Manoir des Fossés during his youth. His novels Ange Pitou and Le Meneur de loups (The Wolf Leader) are set partly in the commune.

In the introduction to Le Meneur de loups, he writes:

« Du plus loin qu’il me souvienne, c’est-à-dire de l’âge de trois ans, nous habitions, mon père, ma mère et moi, un petit château nommé les Fossés, situé sur les limites des départements de l’Aisne et de l’Oise, entre Haramont et Longpré. »
("As far back as I remember, that is to say from the age of three years, we lived, my father, my mother and me, in a small château called les Fossés, situated on the border of the départements of l’Aisne and l’Oise, between Haramont and Longpré.")

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Culture listing for Haramont Accessed 21 November 2010 (French)
  2. ^ Ministry of Culture listing - Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Clément Accessed 21 November 2010 (French)
  3. ^ Ministry of Culture listing - Ancien prieuré de Longpré Accessed 21 November 2010 (French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture listing Accessed 21 November 2010 (French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture listing - Menhir dit La Pierre-Clouise Accessed 21 November 2010 (French)