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Eglise Artonges.jpg
Artonges is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Artonges is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 48°55′48″N 3°33′13″E / 48.93°N 3.5536°E / 48.93; 3.5536Coordinates: 48°55′48″N 3°33′13″E / 48.93°N 3.5536°E / 48.93; 3.5536
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Château-Thierry
Canton Essômes-sur-Marne
Intercommunality -
 • Mayor (-) -
Area1 13.12 km2 (5.07 sq mi)
Population (2015)2 177
 • Density 13/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 02026 /02330
Elevation 140–211 m (459–692 ft)
(avg. 165 m or 541 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.

Artonges is a former commune in the department of Aisne in northern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Dhuys-et-Morin-en-Brie.[1]

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Artongeois or Artongeoises[2]


Artonge is a commune in the south of the department of Aisne in the old Brie Champagne region, located on a high plateau not far from the sources of the Dhuys and the edge of the forest of "Rouges Fossés" (Red Ditches).

It is located some 20 km south-east of Château-Thierry and 35 km south-west of Épernay. It can be accessed by the D20 road from Pargny-la-Dhuys in the north coming south through the village and continuing south-west to Marchais-en-Brie. The D201 branches south off the D20 changing to the D40 at the border of the commune and continuing south to Montmirail. There is also the D866 coming from Nesles-la-Montagne in the north-west terminating in the village. There is also a railway line coming from the north with Artongeole Station just north of the village. The railway continues south-west through Montmirail. The commune is mixed farmland and forest.[3]

The Ru des Rieux flows through the village from its source to the west and flows south-west into the Ravine de la Dhuys.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]


The name Hertungiae was mentioned in 1137.


List of Mayors of Artonges[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 François Girard
2008 2020 Gislaine Dadou

(Not all data is known)


In 2010, the commune had 184 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]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
245 294 298 267 256 255 268 281 314
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
311 300 305 311 286 277 295 272 296
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
277 270 270 249 229 234 237 199 197
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
229 235 159 142 134 145 159 184 -

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

Population of Artonges

Sites and Monuments[edit]

  • The Choir and the Transept of the Church of Saint Peter (15th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg are registered as an historical monument.[5] The earliest parts date back to the 15th century but it has been rebuilt over the centuries. This church has no proper tower but rather a bell housed in a Dormer of the north side of the roof over the nave. The church has been the subject of a complete restoration and was returned to the Church during a Mass celebrated by Friar Gandon, the parish priest of Our Lady of the Three Valleys on which it depends, and Bishop Giraud, Bishop of Soissons in 2009. The Churtch contains a Stained glass window: Christ on the Cross (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg which is registered as an historical object.[6]
  • The Fountain is powered by a reliable source of water which was once thought to cure sore throats and fevers.
  • The Lavoir (Public laundry) is decorated on the theme of a fable by Jean de La Fontaine: "The fox, the flies, and the hedgehog".
  • The Chateau is a former lordship which was vassal to Montmirail and is privately owned.

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 [1], 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.


  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 10 September 2015 (in French)
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Aisne (in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00115508 Church of Saint Peter (in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000042 Stained glass window: Christ on the Cross (in French)