Alaincourt, Aisne

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Alaincourt
Alaincourt, Aisne, Street.JPG
Alaincourt is located in France
Alaincourt
Alaincourt
Coordinates: 49°45′55″N 3°22′35″E / 49.7653°N 3.3764°E / 49.7653; 3.3764Coordinates: 49°45′55″N 3°22′35″E / 49.7653°N 3.3764°E / 49.7653; 3.3764
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Saint-Quentin
Canton Moÿ-de-l'Aisne
Intercommunality Vallée de l'Oise
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Stéphan Anthony
Area1 5.9 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 503
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02009 / 02240
Elevation 57–109 m (187–358 ft)
(avg. 68 m or 223 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.

Alaincourt is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Picardy region of northern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Alaincourtois or Alaincourtoises[1]

Geography[edit]

Alaincourt is located some 10 km south-east of Saint-Quentin and some 25 km north-west of Laon. The Motorway from Saint-Quentin – the E17 (A26) – passes directly through the commune heading south-east towards Reims – some 120 km to the south-east. The motorway has no exit in the commune so it must be reached by the road D34 coming north-east from Moy-de-l'Aisne and continuing north-east to Berthenicourt. Apart from small country roads no other roads enter the commune. Alaincourt is the only village in the commune.

Apart from Alaincourt itself, which is quite large, the commune is entirely farmland. East of the village the commune is traversed by the Oise river and the Canal de la Sambre a l'Oise both waterways heading south more-or-less parallel to each other (the canal in a straight line) until the Oise joins the Aisne at Clairoix and continues as the Oise until it joins the Seine at Conflans-Sainte-Honorine in the north-west of Paris. There are a number of ponds and reservoirs near the Oise in the south-east of the commune. Apart from the Oise and a small stream also called the Oise there are no other watercourses in the commune.[2]

Neighbouring communes and towns[2][edit]

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Alaincourt[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Jean-Marie Bidaux DVD
2014 2020 Stéphan Anthony

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2010, the commune had 503 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
680 697 692 735 754 745 736 812 816
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
776 716 720 708 666 635 568 552 511
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
507 479 423 242 384 401 409 396 413
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2008 2010
454 434 425 504 521 465 488 495 503

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

The Town Hall
Alaincourt War Memorial
Population of Alaincourt

Sites and Monuments[edit]

Alaincourt Church
  • The House of Marie-Jeanne, a collection of everyday objects[4]
  • Multi-media Library

Notable People linked to the commune[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inhabitants of Aisne (French)
  2. ^ a b Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  4. ^ The House of Marie-Jeanne, a century of everyday objects.