Amigny-Rouy

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Amigny-Rouy
The old railway station
The old railway station
Coat of arms of Amigny-Rouy
Coat of arms
Location of Amigny-Rouy
Amigny-Rouy is located in France
Amigny-Rouy
Amigny-Rouy
Amigny-Rouy is located in Hauts-de-France
Amigny-Rouy
Amigny-Rouy
Coordinates: 49°36′38″N 3°18′19″E / 49.6106°N 3.3053°E / 49.6106; 3.3053Coordinates: 49°36′38″N 3°18′19″E / 49.6106°N 3.3053°E / 49.6106; 3.3053
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementLaon
CantonChauny
IntercommunalityChauny-Tergnier-La Fère
Government
 • Mayor (2019-2020) Suzelle Delpouve
Area
1
13.08 km2 (5.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
754
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02014 /02700
Elevation44–147 m (144–482 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Amigny-Rouy 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 Aizyjois or Aizyjoises.[2]

Geography[edit]

Amigny-Rouy is located some 30 km south of Saint Quentin and 25 km west by north-west of Laon. The commune is accessed by road D7 from Sinceny in the west passing through the heart of the commune and continuing east to Saint-Gobain. The D53 road comes from Condren in the north-west passing through the village and continuing south to Barisis. There is also a network of country roads throughout the commune. Most of the commune is farmland however there is a large forested area in the south forming part of an extensive forested area outside the commune. There are no other hamlets or villages in the commune.

The Oise river forms the northern and north-western border of the commune and the Ruisseau de Servais with numerous tributaries passes from east to west through the northern portion of the commune into the Oise. The Ru de Greve flows through the south of the commune. There are also a number of small lakes in the commune.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Amigny-Rouy
Blazon:

Or, a bend sinister chequy a plomb argent and azure of 6 tires, at 1 three boar's heads sable tusked argent erased in gules; at 2 a cross fleury the same.



Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Amigny-Rouy[4]

Mayors from the French Revolution to 1935
From To Name
1792 1794 Jean Louis Langlet
1794 1812 Jean Lefevre
1813 1815 Bertin
1815 1816 Debrie
1816 1825 Antoine Lemaire
1825 1831 Louis Augustin Carlier
1831 1848 Jean Louis Demilly
1848 1849 Louis Delaporte
1849 1849 Xavier Joncourt
1849 1852 Germain Duhenoy
1852 1870 Louis Hector Lefevre
1870 1878 Jean Louis Lamotte
1878 1879 Evariste Guerin
1879 1880 Lucien Guille
1880 1888 Henri Delaporte
1888 1892 Auguste Maruy
1892 1905 Joseph Debrie-Demilly
1905 1908 Gustave Dufresne
1908 1913 Jean Baptiste Daulle
1913 1920 Lucien Langlet
1920 1924 Amédée Hain
1924 1929 Théophile Delaporte
1929 1935 Gaston Debrie
The old railway station in 1909
The old Rue de la Gare
Mayors from 1935
From To Name Party Position
1935 1944 Eugène Coffin
1944 1945 Lucien Lefevre
1945 1947 Philémon Rousset
1947 1949 Henry Triou
1949 1950 Paul Demilly
1950 1971 René Carpentier
1971 1977 Odette Gomont
1977 1983 Marceau Lecoeur
1983 1989 Hubert de Wilde
1989 2001 Michel Valeggi
2001 2019 André Didier DVD Deceased in office
2019 2020 Suzelle Delpouve

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006706—    
2007720+2.0%
2008724+0.6%
2009728+0.6%
2010731+0.4%
2011739+1.1%
2012749+1.4%
2013742−0.9%
2014741−0.1%
2015740−0.1%
2016741+0.1%

Religious heritage[edit]

The Parish Church contains a Stained glass window: Christ on the Cross (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svgwhich is registered as an historical object.Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[5]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Gédéon Poizot, Lieutenant French Forces of the Interior (FFI), (born 26 June 1907 Amigny-Rouy - died 10 August 1944, at the edge of the Busigny woods), alias "Poulain-Germain," hero and martyr of the Resistance (Maquis Mazinghem), killed on 10 August 1944 by the Vichy Milice.[6]
  • Elysee Darthenay Alban, born 3 January 1913 in Montrouge, a graduate of the Lyautey Class from Saint-Cyr and became a lieutenant in the 4th RIM of Auxerre. He was under instruction with his Battalion at Amigny-Rouy from 23 October 1939 to 10 May 1940. He married in Nuits-Saint-Georges on 3 January 1940 and his wife joined him in hiding from the military authorities in Amigny-Rouy. He was cited on the order of the Division and received the Croix de Guerre for his bravery in combat defending the Haubourdin (Lille) bridges from 28 to 31 May 1940. As a prisoner at Hoyeverda he failed twice to escape and was transferred to the disciplinary prison of Colditz from where he escaped on 6 July 1943. In December 1943 he made himself available to the Resistance in Lyon and was assigned to the FFI of Bourg-en-Bresse in January 1944. In early February 1944 he was head of the Maquis in the Secret Army of Jura. Arrested on 7 April 1944 by the Gestapo, he was tortured until 11 April but did not speak. His silence saved 800 Maquis including Colonel Romans-Petit, leader of the Secret Army of Ain and Savoie. He left two orphans. On 26 April 1945 General de Gaulle made him a chevalier of the Legion of Honour. In 1974 a class in Saint-Cyr was named after him, a hero the Resistance 1939-1945, who had only five months of family life which he spent illegally in Amigny-Rouy.

Sports Associations[edit]

  • Football club[7]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Aisne (in French)
  3. ^ a b Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000016 Stained glass window: Christ on the Cross (in French)
  6. ^ See page: "Hommage aux résistants disparus" on the website: A Man of the Maquis of Mazinghien 1942-1944 Archived April 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine (in French)
  7. ^ Football Club