Joncourt

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Joncourt
Joncourt is located in France
Joncourt
Joncourt
Coordinates: 49°57′24″N 3°18′01″E / 49.9567°N 3.3003°E / 49.9567; 3.3003Coordinates: 49°57′24″N 3°18′01″E / 49.9567°N 3.3003°E / 49.9567; 3.3003
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Saint-Quentin
Canton Le Catelet
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Brule
Area1 7.25 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 326
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02392 / 02420
Elevation 108–153 m (354–502 ft)
(avg. 145 m or 476 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.

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

It lies near the St. Quentin Canal.

History[edit]

On 1 October 1918 during World War I, a battle was fought there that was described by the Allied media at that time as "the Miracle of the War", the 46th (North Midland) Division broke through the Hindenburg Line near the town at the canal. For his courage and leadership in the Joncourt action, the poet Wilfred Owen was posthumously awarded the Military Cross.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 313 —    
1968 278 −11.2%
1975 250 −10.1%
1982 259 +3.6%
1990 302 +16.6%
1999 332 +9.9%
2008 326 −1.8%

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