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The D36 road from La Férée (to the south) passes through Aouste to Prez in the east.
The D36 road from La Férée (to the south) passes through Aouste to Prez in the east.
Coat of arms of Aouste
Coat of arms
Location of Aouste
Aouste is located in France
Aouste is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 49°47′54″N 4°18′59″E / 49.7983°N 4.3164°E / 49.7983; 4.3164Coordinates: 49°47′54″N 4°18′59″E / 49.7983°N 4.3164°E / 49.7983; 4.3164
RegionGrand Est
IntercommunalityThiérache Ardennaise
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Xavier Coffart
12.83 km2 (4.95 sq mi)
 • Density16/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
08016 /08290
Elevation187–289 m (614–948 ft)
(avg. 205 m or 673 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Aouste is a commune in the Ardennes department in the Grand Est region of northern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aoustiens or Aoustiennes[2]


Aouste is located some 35 km south-east of Hirson and 40 km west by north-west of Charleville-Mézières. Access is by the D36 road from La Férée in the south passing through the village then continuing east to Prez. The D27 road also comes from Rumigny in the west passing through the commune south of the village and continuing to Marlemont in the south-east. A railway from Hirson to Charleville-Mezieres passes through the commune with a station at Liart just outside the commune to the south-east. Apart from the village the commune is mostly farmland with a few patches of forest.

The Aube river passes through the commune from the east and flows through the village before continuing west to join the Ton at Hannappes. The Ruisseau de Laval d'Estrebay flows from the north forming part of the northern border to join the Aube on the western border. There is also the Ruisseau du Moulin Veron which flows from the south joining the Aube near the village. The Ruisseau de Gandlu flows from the south-east joining the Aube in the village.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]


Arms of Aouste

Argent, a lion of Sable, in chief a bar embattled-counter-embattled of Gules, the whole bordure in Vert.


List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
1995 2020 Xavier Coffart UMP General Councillor (1998-2004)

(Not all data is known)


In 2009 the commune had 202 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes 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
542 551 548 616 684 698 642 624 607
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
- - 624 607 587 561 590 565 523
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
516 511 482 404 421 430 400 360 330
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
332 292 264 268 203 208 - 202 -

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

Population of Aouste

Sites and monuments[edit]

The fortified church of Saint-Rémi at Aouste


The fortified Church of Saint-Rémi (15th century) is registered as an historical monument.Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5]

Aouste Picture Gallery[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 Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes 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. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Ardennes (in French)
  3. ^ a b Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00078332 Church of Saint-Rémi (in French)