Rethel

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Rethel
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Rethel
Coat of arms
Rethel is located in France
Rethel
Rethel
Coordinates: 49°30′38″N 4°22′00″E / 49.5106°N 4.3667°E / 49.5106; 4.3667Coordinates: 49°30′38″N 4°22′00″E / 49.5106°N 4.3667°E / 49.5106; 4.3667
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Ardennes
Arrondissement Rethel
Canton Rethel
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Guy Deramaix
Area1 18.58 km2 (7.17 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 7,740
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 08362 / 08300
Elevation 67–146 m (220–479 ft)
Website www.villederethel.fr

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.

Rethel (French pronunciation: ​[ʁə.tɛl]) is a commune in the Ardennes department in northern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 4,512 —    
1800 4,985 +10.5%
1806 5,551 +11.4%
1821 5,351 −3.6%
1831 6,585 +23.1%
1836 6,771 +2.8%
1841 7,184 +6.1%
1846 7,581 +5.5%
1851 7,498 −1.1%
1866 7,400 −1.3%
1872 7,086 −4.2%
1876 7,415 +4.6%
1881 7,403 −0.2%
1886 7,432 +0.4%
1891 7,136 −4.0%
1896 6,742 −5.5%
1901 6,434 −4.6%
1906 5,708 −11.3%
1911 5,187 −9.1%
1921 4,813 −7.2%
1926 5,940 +23.4%
1931 5,428 −8.6%
1936 5,662 +4.3%
1946 4,718 −16.7%
1954 5,686 +20.5%
1962 7,359 +29.4%
1968 7,804 +6.0%
1975 8,361 +7.1%
1982 8,339 −0.3%
1990 7,923 −5.0%
1999 8,052 +1.6%
2008 7,740 −3.9%

Personalities[edit]

Rethel was the birthplace of:

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