The Town Hall
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Denis Serin|
|Area1||27.9 km2 (10.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||15/km2 (38/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||02013 /02190|
|Elevation||64–119 m (210–390 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 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 Amifontenois or Amifontenoisess
Amifontaine is located some 20 km south-east of Laon and 40 km north-west of Rheims. The Autoroute des Anglais (A25, E17) passes through the western side of the commune from north to south but has no exit in the commune. Access to the commune is by road D52 from Ramecourt in the north-west through the commune to the village and continuing south-east to Prouvais. There is also road D89 from La Malmaison in the north-east through the village to Juvincourt-et-Damary in the south-west. The D24 road also passes through the north of the commune from west to east forming the southern border of a large forested area extending beyond the northern border of the commune. The commune is almost entirely farmland except for the forested area in the north.
List of Successive Mayors of Amifontaine
(Not all data is known)
From 8 December 1939 to 16 May 1940 No. 12 Squadron RAF was stationed at an airstrip in Amifontaine. On 12 May 1940 a mission was flown from Amifontaine to destroy two bridges over the Albert Canal. Only one out of five aircraft returned. Flying Officer Garland and Sergeant Gray were both awarded posthumous Victoria Crosses for "most conspicuous bravery".
In 2010 the commune had 418 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]
Sites and monuments
- Saint-Rémi Church
- Amifontaine on the old National Geographical Institute website[permanent dead link] (in French)
- 40000 Bell Towers website (in French)
- Amifontaine on Lion1906
- Amifontaine on Google Maps
- Amifontaine on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (in French)
- Amifontaine on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Amifontaine on the INSEE website (in French)
- INSEE (in 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  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.
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