Pargny-sur-Saulx

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Pargny-sur-Saulx
Notre-Dame de l'Assomption
Notre-Dame de l'Assomption
Pargny-sur-Saulx is located in France
Pargny-sur-Saulx
Pargny-sur-Saulx
Coordinates: 48°46′12″N 4°50′19″E / 48.77°N 4.8386°E / 48.77; 4.8386Coordinates: 48°46′12″N 4°50′19″E / 48.77°N 4.8386°E / 48.77; 4.8386
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Marne
Arrondissement Vitry-le-François
Canton Thiéblemont-Farémont
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Roland Leclere
Area
 • Land1 12.44 km2 (4.80 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 2,174
 • Population2 density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 51423 / 51340
Elevation 112–157 m (367–515 ft)
(avg. 130 m or 430 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.

Pargny-sur-Saulx is a commune in the Marne department in north-eastern France.

Pargny-sur-Saulx is known for its tiles, which are exported sometimes to Singapore, giving it the nickname "the city of the tiles". In addition the town is situated about 18 kilometres from Lac du Der-Chantecoq.

Names of the commune since its creation[edit]

In 1179 : Parni
In 1189 : Parneium
later : Parnenium
In 1232 : Pargneium
In 1240 : Pargny
In 1273 : Pargnei-sur-Saulx
In 1300 : Pargny
In 1397 : Parigny
In 1401 : Pargney
In 1508 : Parguy-sur-Saulx
In 1510 : Prygni
In 1546 : Perriguy
In 1571 : Parigny
In 1633 : Pargny-sur-saulx

The Church of Assomption-de-Notre-Dame[edit]

Apse and transept in a flamboyant style,with gargoyles to the south. 18th century nave.

Twin towns[edit]

Pargny-sur-Saulx is twinned with:

See also[edit]