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The Keep, War memorial, and Post office
The Keep, War memorial, and Post office
Ambleny is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Ambleny is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 49°22′51″N 3°11′04″E / 49.3808°N 3.1844°E / 49.3808; 3.1844Coordinates: 49°22′51″N 3°11′04″E / 49.3808°N 3.1844°E / 49.3808; 3.1844
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Soissons
Canton Vic-sur-Aisne
Intercommunality Retz-en-Valois
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Christian Pérut
Area1 17.32 km2 (6.69 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 1,145
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02011 /02290
Elevation 38–153 m (125–502 ft)
(avg. 42 m or 138 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.

Ambleny 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 Amblenois or Amblenoises[1]


Ambleny is located 8 km west of Soissons and 20 km east of Compiegne. Route National N31 passes through the northern part of the commune between those two cities with an exit to the D943 road which runs south to the town. The D17 road also runs from Fontenoy in the north to the town then continues south to Coeuvres-et-Valsery. The D1631 road also runs from the town south-east to join the D94 road at the southern tip of the commune. There are a number of hamlets in addition to the town - these are: Le Soulier, Montaigu, Hignieres, and Le Rollet. The northern part of the commune is mixed forest and farmland while the southern portion is entirely farmland.[2]

The Ru de Retz waterway forms part of the south-western boundary of the commune before flowing north through the town and continuing to the Aisne river just north of the commune as it flows west to join the Oise at Compiegne. The Quenneton stream joins the Ru de Retz south of the town at the commune boundary from the west.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


The former hamlets of Fosse-en-Haut and Fosse-en-Bas served as the starting point for several French units (including the 418th Infantry Regimanet) during the Second Battle of the Marne on 18 July 1918.


List of Mayors of Ambleny[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Yvan Checler DVG
2008 2014 Bernard de Re PS
2014 2020 Christian Pérut

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 1,134 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
1,046 986 945 935 1,111 1,143 1,176 1,227 1,207
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1,185 1,167 1,123 1,085 1,101 1,081 1,075 1,061 1,032
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
1,021 1,038 875 824 838 804 838 856 841
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
861 889 844 960 1,119 1,112 1,147 1,134 -

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

Population of Ambleny

Distribution of age groups[edit]

Percentage distribution of age groups in Ambleny and Aisne Department in 2007

Ambleny Ambleny Aisne Aisne
Age Range Men Women Men Women
0 to 14 Years 21.5 19.3 20.7 18.6
15 to 29 Years 18.4 17.3 18.7 17.2
30 to 44 Years 22.2 23.5 20.4 19.7
45 to 59 Years 23.1 21.4 21.8 20.6
60 to 74 Years 11.3 11.2 12.2 13.3
75 to 89 Years 3.5 6.5 6.0 9.6
90 Years+ 0.0 0.9 0.3 0.9


Sites and monuments[edit]

The Dungeon with the church in the background (2004)
The Church of Saint-Martin
  • The Keep of Ambleny (12th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is registered as an historical monument.[4][5]
  • The Church of Saint Martin (12th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is registered as an historical monument.[6] The church contains several items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Fresco: Vision of Saint Hubert (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7]
    • The Funeral Plaque of Antoinette Rousin (1734)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]
    • The Funeral Plaque of the Priest Louis Brayer (1724)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]
    • A Statue: Saint Sebastian (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[10]
    • A Statue: Saint Paul (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[11]
    • A Statue: Saint Martin (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[12]
    • A Statue: Christ of Pity (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[13]
    • A Statue: Virgin of Sorrow (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[14]
    • A Baptismal font (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[15]
    • A Tombstone (14th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[16]
    • A Stained glass window (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[17]
  • The Lavoir (Public Laundry) in Maubrun[18]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

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. ^ Inhabitants of Aisne (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00115500 Keep of Ambleny (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  5. ^ Historic Keep (in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00115499 Church of Saint Martin (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02001512 Fresco: Vision of Saint Hubert (in French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000015 Funeral Plaque of Antoinette Rousin (in French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000014 Funeral Plaque of the Priest Louis Brayer (in French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000013 Statue: Saint Sebastian (in French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000012 Statue: Saint Paul (in French)
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000011 Statue: Saint Martin (in French)
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000010 Statue: Christ of Pity (in French)
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000009 Statue: Virgin of Sorrow (in French)
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000008 Baptismal font (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000007 Tombstone (in French)
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000006 Stained glass window (in French)
  18. ^ Lavoir Listing website Archived 2009-06-21 at the Wayback Machine. (in French)