Songy

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Songy
Songy is located in France
Songy
Songy
Coordinates: 48°48′11″N 4°30′04″E / 48.8031°N 4.5011°E / 48.8031; 4.5011Coordinates: 48°48′11″N 4°30′04″E / 48.8031°N 4.5011°E / 48.8031; 4.5011
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Marne
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Vitry-le-François
Canton Canton of Vitry-le-François-Ouest
Government
 • Mayor Francis Passinhas
Area
 • Land1 15.06 km2 (5.81 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 279
 • Population2 density 19/km2 (48/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 51552 / 51240

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.

Songy is a commune in the Marne department in north-eastern France.

The "wild girl of Songi"[edit]

In September, 1731 Marie Angélique, called the "wild girl of Songi" or the "wild girl of Champagne", was captured at Songy. Then, she spent some months in the castle of the Viscount d'Epinoy.

The castle of the Viscount d'Epinoy can still be seen today,[citation needed] and is close to the 12th-century church that remains in the village.

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