|Intercommunality||Oulchy le Château|
|• Mayor (2008–2020)||Nicolas Bertin|
|Area1||4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||14/km2 (36/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||02012 / 02200|
|Elevation||76–166 m (249–545 ft)
(avg. 136 m or 446 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.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ambriérois or Ambriéroises
Ambrief is located some 10 km south-east of Soissons and 30 km north-east of Villers-Cotterêts. It can be accessed on the D951 road from the north which passes through the village and continues south to Chacrise. The D6 road forms the north-eastern border of the commune. There are also several country roads linking the village to the west and a country road going to the east. There is an area of forest on the eastern side of the village however the rest of the commune is entirely farmland. There are no other villages or hamlets and no identifiable waterways in the commune.
Ambrief was a centre for the Knights Templar.
List of successive mayors of Ambrief
(Not all data is known)
In 2010, the commune had 63 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]
Distribution of age groups
Percentage distribution of age groups in Ambrief and Aisne department in 2007
|0 to 14 years||6.2||16.7||20.7||18.6|
|15 to 29 years||21.9||16.7||18.7||17.2|
|30 to 44 years||21.9||30.0||20.4||19.7|
|45 to 59 years||37.5||20.0||21.8||20.6|
|60 to 74 years||6.2||10.0||12.2||13.3|
|75 to 89 Years||6.2||6.7||6.0||9.6|
- Evolution and Structure of the population of the Commune in 2009, INSEE.
- Evolution and Structure of the population of the Department in 2009, INSEE.
Sites and monuments
- Remains of the "Temple Farm" which was closely related to the commandery of Mount Soissons.
- Many remains of cave dwellings
- Nicolas Bertin (1752-1816), General of the French Revolution, born in Ambrief and died at La Ferté-Milon.
- Ambrief official website (French)
- Ambrief on the old IGN website (French)
- 40000 bell towers website (French)
- Ambrief on Lion1906
- Ambrief on Google Maps
- Ambrief on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
- Ambrief on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Ambrief on the INSEE website (French)
- INSEE (French)
Notes and references
- At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 , 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 in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.
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