Suippes

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Suippes
Suippes is located in France
Suippes
Suippes
Coordinates: 49°07′51″N 4°31′57″E / 49.1308°N 4.5325°E / 49.1308; 4.5325Coordinates: 49°07′51″N 4°31′57″E / 49.1308°N 4.5325°E / 49.1308; 4.5325
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Marne
Arrondissement Châlons-en-Champagne
Canton Suippes
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Région de Suippes
Government
 • Mayor Jean-HUGUIN
Area
 • Land1 42.25 km2 (16.31 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 3,497
 • Population2 density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 51559 / 51600
Elevation 129–196 m (423–643 ft)
(avg. 135 m or 443 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.

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

It is home to France's 40th Artillery Regiment and was once home to 15th Artillery Regiment which operated the nuclear Pluton missile as part of France's deterrent during the Cold war. During early months of World War One, British soldiers were deployed here and were to march to Châlons-sur-Marne to fight the First Battle of the Marne.

Geography[edit]

The commune is traversed by the Suippe river, from which it takes its name.