||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (December 2008)|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Claude Ancelme|
|Area1||27.8 km2 (10.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||150/km2 (390/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||08490 / 08400|
|Elevation||89–186 m (292–610 ft)
(avg. 148 m or 486 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.
Vouziers is the burial place of the pioneer First World War fighter pilot Roland Garros, from whom the tennis location in Paris is named. Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (the future president) fought there with the Czechoslovak Legion in France (legion monument and president's name given to the city lycee-high school).
The town was on the path of totality for the Solar eclipse of August 11, 1999, where it hosted a major observation event. Because of its proximity to the Belgian border, it was gridlocked by visiting Belgian cars on the morning of the eclipse.
The town lies between the Forest of Argonne, the pre-Ardennes, and Champagne, and near the Ardennes Massif (dense woodland). It is not far from Charleville-Mézières, Sedan (the largest medieval castle in Europe), Rocroi, Reims (where the kings of France were crowned), Châlons-en-Champagne, and Varennes-en-Argonne (where Louis XVI was arrested during the French Revolution).
The inhabitants are called Vouzinois.
Vouziers is twinned with:
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