Aÿ

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Aÿ
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Coat of arms of Aÿ
Coat of arms
Location of Aÿ
Aÿ is located in France
Aÿ
Aÿ
Aÿ is located in Grand Est
Aÿ
Aÿ
Coordinates: 49°03′22″N 4°00′14″E / 49.0561°N 4.004°E / 49.0561; 4.004Coordinates: 49°03′22″N 4°00′14″E / 49.0561°N 4.004°E / 49.0561; 4.004
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMarne
ArrondissementÉpernay
CantonÉpernay-1
CommuneAÿ-Champagne
Area
1
10.43 km2 (4.03 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
3,777
 • Density360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
51160
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Aÿ is a former commune in the Marne department in northeastern France. On 1 January 2016 it was merged into the new commune Aÿ-Champagne.[2]

Champagne[edit]

Aÿ is most famous as a centre of the production of Champagne. Aÿ's vineyards are located in the Vallée de la Marne subregion of Champagne, and are classified as Grand Cru (100%) in the Champagne vineyard classification. Many prestigious Champagne houses own vineyards in the immediate vicinity, and several producers are located in Aÿ, including Ayala and Bollinger.

International relations[edit]

Aÿ is twinned with:

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Aÿ was the birthplace of:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 9 November 2015 (in French)