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The church of Agnicourt-et-Séchelles
The church of Agnicourt-et-Séchelles
Agnicourt-et-Séchelles is located in France
Coordinates: 49°43′02″N 3°57′15″E / 49.7172°N 3.9542°E / 49.7172; 3.9542Coordinates: 49°43′02″N 3°57′15″E / 49.7172°N 3.9542°E / 49.7172; 3.9542
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Canton Marle
Intercommunality Pays Serre
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Patrice Leturque
Area1 10.79 km2 (4.17 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 189
 • Density 18/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02004 /02340
Elevation 96–175 m (315–574 ft)
(avg. 127 m or 417 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.

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


Agnicourt-et-Séchelles is located some 60 km south-east of Saint-Quentin and 20 km south by south-east of Vervins. It consists of two parcels of land joined by a narrow neck with both portions straddling road D58 between Tavaux-et-Pontséricourt in the west and Chaourse in the east. The southern portion of the commune is traversed by the D946 road from Marle in the west to Montcornet in the south-east almost parallel to the D58. Road D59 links the two roads in the commune and also to the village. The hamlet of Moranzy is at the intersection of Highway D58 and D59 and the hamlet of Séchelles lies in the eastern portion of the commune on Highway D58. The rest of the commune is entirely farmland.[1]

Neighbouring communes and villages[1][edit]


Mayors of Agnicourt-et-Séchelles [2]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 Patrice Leturque DVG

(Not all data is known)


In 2010, the commune had 207 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]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
403 448 543 617 674 684 673 665 688
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
640 609 660 605 614 609 559 485 467
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
450 459 450 408 393 354 374 350 314
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
294 248 238 224 209 211 189 207 -

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

Population of Agnicourt-et-Séchelles
North side of the choir of Agnicourt church. The tower is covered with stone and not slate!

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • Church of Saint-Médard at Agnicourt (12th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[3]
Chapel of Saint Agapit at Séchelles
  • Chapel of Saint Agapit at Séchelles. In Séchelles, unlike most other villages in the area, the church does not overlook the area around it as space for housing was at a premium. The topology is different (flat and less rugged) so the mode of defence of the immediate vicinity of the building was different.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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] Archived 2016-03-06 at the Wayback Machine., 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.


  1. ^ a b Google Maps
  2. ^ List of Mayors of France
  3. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00115497 Church of Saint-Médard (in French)