Montcornet, Aisne

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Montcornet
Chaourse et Montcornet 1a.jpg
Coat of arms of Montcornet
Coat of arms
Montcornet is located in France
Montcornet
Montcornet
Coordinates: 49°41′47″N 4°01′05″E / 49.6964°N 4.0181°E / 49.6964; 4.0181Coordinates: 49°41′47″N 4°01′05″E / 49.6964°N 4.0181°E / 49.6964; 4.0181
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Canton Rozoy-sur-Serre
Intercommunality Portes de la Thiérache
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Guy Le Provost
Area
 • Land1 5.74 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,634
 • Population2 density 280/km2 (740/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02502 / 02340
Elevation 108–177 m (354–581 ft)
(avg. 112 m or 367 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.

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

Battle of Montcornet[edit]

On 14 May 1940, Charles de Gaulle was given command of the new 4e Division cuirassée and ordered to execute a counterattack toward Montcornet, with the objective of slowing the German advance. This was one of the only counterattacks of the French campaign that succeeded in repulsing the German troops.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 1,439 —    
1968 1,486 +3.3%
1975 1,623 +9.2%
1982 1,781 +9.7%
1990 1,755 −1.5%
1999 1,690 −3.7%
2008 1,634 −3.3%

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