Armentières-sur-Ourcq

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Armentières-sur-Ourcq
One of the two "Bernard Bridges" over the Ourcq
One of the two "Bernard Bridges" over the Ourcq
Location of Armentières-sur-Ourcq
Armentières-sur-Ourcq is located in France
Armentières-sur-Ourcq
Armentières-sur-Ourcq
Armentières-sur-Ourcq is located in Hauts-de-France
Armentières-sur-Ourcq
Armentières-sur-Ourcq
Coordinates: 49°11′00″N 3°23′14″E / 49.1833°N 3.3872°E / 49.1833; 3.3872Coordinates: 49°11′00″N 3°23′14″E / 49.1833°N 3.3872°E / 49.1833; 3.3872
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementChâteau-Thierry
CantonVillers-Cotterêts
IntercommunalityRégion de Château-Thierry
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Pierre Bocquet
Area
1
6.81 km2 (2.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
108
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02023 /02210
Elevation87–151 m (285–495 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Armentières-sur-Ourcq is a commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.

Geography[edit]

Armentières-sur-Ourcq is located some 30 km south of Soissons and 30 km south-east of Villers-Cotterêts. The D1 road runs through the south-west corner of the commune however the main access is on the D79 from La Croix-sur-Ourcq in the south-west running to the village then west to Nanteuil-Notre-Dame in the east. The D80 road also comes from Oulchy-le-Château in the north and continues south to Coincy. The commune is almost entirely farmland except for a belt of forest in the north.[2]

The Ourcq river flows from east to west through the northern part of the commune and forming part of the northern border. The Ru Garnier stream flows from the south of the commune north through the village and continuing north to join the Ourcq river.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Armentières-sur-Ourcq[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 Present Jean-Pierre Bocquet UDF then DVD

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006101—    
2007101+0.0%
2008100−1.0%
200998−2.0%
201098+0.0%
2011101+3.1%
2012105+4.0%
2013108+2.9%
2014106−1.9%
2015106+0.0%
2016105−0.9%

Sites and monuments[edit]

Remains of the chateau

The commune has two sites that are registered as historical monuments:

  • The Chateau of Armentières (12th century).Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4] Its postern has been classified as a historical monument since 25 January 1921. It is currently privately owned and is visited every year during European Heritage Days. Since 2004 it has benefited from restoration works supported by the DRAC of Picardy and the General Council of Aisne
  • The Bernard bridges (17th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5][6] spanning the Ourcq.
Other sites of interest
  • The Church (13th century) was severely damaged during the First World War and almost entirely rebuilt. It contains two items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Bas-relief: Pietà Donatrice and patron (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7]
    • A Funeral Monument of the Lords of Armentières (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00115506 Chateau of Armentières (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA02000028 Bernard Bridges (in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA02000029 Bernard Bridges (in French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000037 Pieta Donatrice and patron (in French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000036 Funeral Monument of the Lords of Armentières (in French)