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An old fire-fighting pump in Aizelles
An old fire-fighting pump in Aizelles
Aizelles is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Aizelles is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 49°29′26″N 3°48′44″E / 49.4906°N 3.8122°E / 49.4906; 3.8122Coordinates: 49°29′26″N 3°48′44″E / 49.4906°N 3.8122°E / 49.4906; 3.8122
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Canton Guignicourt
Intercommunality CC Chemin Dames
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Marie Merlo
Area1 4.88 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Population (2015)2 121
 • Density 25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02007 /02820
Elevation 73–175 m (240–574 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 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.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aizellois or Aizelloises.[1]


Aizelles is some 20 km south-east of Laon and 30 km north-west of Reims. There are only three access roads to the commune: the D889 running north from Corbeny to the town of Aizelles, the D89 running eats from the D1044 from the western side of the commune, and the D88 which enters from the north-east of the commune. All three roads intersect in the village of Aizelles.

The commune is mostly farmland however there is a large forest - the Bois de Berrieux to the east of the town. This forest occupies about a quarter of the land area of the commune.

The Ruisseau de Fayau runs through the village and the commune from north-west and is joined by the Ru du Moulin river before flowing to the Miette river south-east of the commune which in turn flows to the Aisne river to the south.[2]

Neighbouring communes and towns[2][edit]


The Town Hall

List of Mayors of Aizelles[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Philippe Malpezzi UMP
2008 2020 Jean-Marie Merlo

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 112 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
309 343 327 333 329 319 296 294 282
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
277 273 250 227 226 215 214 210 196
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
201 189 199 102 125 119 108 130 131
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2009 - -
130 105 92 85 81 94 112 - -

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

Aizelles War Memorial
A street in Aizelles
Population of Aizelles

Places and monuments and cultural events[edit]

The Church of Saint Quentin
  • Church of Saint Quentin
  • Space Galerie D'Art-Expo hosts regular exhibitions during the summer.

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Philippe Malpezzi
  • Mhaize, sculptor and ceramist[4]

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.