Soupir

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Soupir may also refer to the French music term for a quarter rest.
Soupir
Church and a French military cemetery in Soupir
Church and a French military cemetery in Soupir
Soupir is located in France
Soupir
Soupir
Coordinates: 49°24′25″N 3°35′50″E / 49.4069°N 3.5972°E / 49.4069; 3.5972Coordinates: 49°24′25″N 3°35′50″E / 49.4069°N 3.5972°E / 49.4069; 3.5972
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Soissons
Canton Vailly-sur-Aisne
Intercommunality Val de l'Aisne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Evelyne Libregs
Area1 10.2 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 308
 • Density 30/km2 (78/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02730 / 02160
Elevation 42–190 m (138–623 ft)
(avg. 65 m or 213 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.

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

History[edit]

Located south of the Chemin des Dames, the village was largely destroyed during the Second Battle of the Aisne in World War I. Today, five national cemeteries are located in Soupir: two for France, and one each for Germany, the UK, and Italy.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 348 —    
1968 307 −11.8%
1975 283 −7.8%
1982 289 +2.1%
1990 287 −0.7%
1999 282 −1.7%
2008 308 +9.2%

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References[edit]

Soupir in 1917