Achery, Aisne

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Achery Town Hall
Achery Town Hall
Achery is located in France
Coordinates: 49°41′35″N 3°23′26″E / 49.6931°N 3.3906°E / 49.6931; 3.3906Coordinates: 49°41′35″N 3°23′26″E / 49.6931°N 3.3906°E / 49.6931; 3.3906
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Canton Tergnier
Intercommunality Chauny-Tergnier-La Fère
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Georges Demoulin
Area1 6.9 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 614
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02002 /02800
Elevation 48–103 m (157–338 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 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.

Achery is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Acheryens or Acheryennes.[1]


Achery is located some 20 km south by south-east of Saint-Quentin and 10 km north-east of Tergnier. The commune is on the Oise river which flows south forming the north-western border of the commune before flowing through the commune and continuing south. The tributary of the Oise, the Serre, forms the southern border of the commune before joining the Oise just south of Achery. The town of Achery is about 1.5 km directly south of Mayot on Highway D13 which passes through Achery south to Danizy. Other roads into the commune are the D643 (Rue Jules Lesage) west from the village to Travecy and also east (Rue Jean Moulin) to Anguilcourt-le-Sart. The Rue de Fort forms most of the northern border of the commune with various country roads forming most of the western border.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

Some distance from the town there is a quarry and an old gunpowder factory.


In the distant past, the village was called Achiriacus in 990.

Achery had its own lords. The lordship had his castle but it was destroyed once before being rebuilt in the 14th century. The lordship fell to the Count of Anizy. During the French Revolution the castle was destroyed and Achery became an independent commune. During the First World War, the village was completely destroyed but was rebuilt after the war.


List of Mayors of Achery[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 Georges Demoulin DVD

(Not all data is known)


In 2012, the commune had 620 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1] [Note 2]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
689 761 754 862 1,046 1,099 1,125 1,117 1,088
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1,099 1,074 1,046 924 927 895 908 809 763
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
671 687 655 451 464 449 469 520 501
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
508 524 508 578 564 540 533 587 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Achery War Memorial
Population of Achery


  • Flea market in May
  • Festival on the third Sunday in June

Sites and monuments[edit]

The Church of Saint Martin
Old Blockhouse from the Hindenburg line
  • The Church of Saint-Martin: rebuilt after the First World War
  • An Old water mill
  • The Dovecote Square
  • Marshes and ponds
  • Remains of many blockhouses of the Hindenburg Line

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Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1], the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.
  2. ^ In the census table and the graph, by convention in Wikipedia, and to allow a fair comparison between five yearly censuses, the principle has been retained for subsequent legal populations since 1999 displayed in the census table and the graph that shows populations for the years 2006, 2011, 2016, etc.. , as well as the latest legal population published by INSEE