Verberie

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Verberie
Verberie (60), château d'Aramont, façade occidentale.jpg
Coat of arms of Verberie
Coat of arms
Verberie is located in France
Verberie
Verberie
Coordinates: 49°18′40″N 2°43′56″E / 49.3111°N 2.7322°E / 49.3111; 2.7322Coordinates: 49°18′40″N 2°43′56″E / 49.3111°N 2.7322°E / 49.3111; 2.7322
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Oise
Arrondissement Senlis
Canton Pont-Sainte-Maxence
Intercommunality Basse Automne
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Patrick Floury
Area1 15.05 km2 (5.81 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 3,283
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 60667 / 60410
Elevation 30–125 m (98–410 ft)
(avg. 33 m or 108 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.

Verberie is a commune in the Oise department in northern France.

It lies 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Compiègne on the main road to Senlis and Paris. The railway station is on the line from Compiegne to Crépy-en-Valois. It has an average income of €20,442 (1999). The inhabitants are known as Sautriauts.

During the First World War it was the scene of fighting on the 1 September 1914, and in 1918. The village has several war cemeteries including the Verberie French National Cemetery which contains the graves of 3,221 French soldiers (of whom 2,339 are unidentified), 52 servicemen from the United Kingdom, and one Canadian cavalryman.

Personalities[edit]

On 1 October 856 Judith, the daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles the Bald, married Æthelwulf, king of Wessex, in Verberie.[1]

It was the birthplace of author and feminist Juliette Adam.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Ann, Smyth, Alfred P. and Kirby, D. P., entry for Judith in A Biographical Dictionary of Dark Age Britain, Seaby 1991