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The church of Audigny
The church of Audigny
Audigny is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Audigny is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 49°52′14″N 3°38′52″E / 49.8706°N 3.6478°E / 49.8706; 3.6478Coordinates: 49°52′14″N 3°38′52″E / 49.8706°N 3.6478°E / 49.8706; 3.6478
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Vervins
Canton Guise
Intercommunality CC Thiérache Sambre Oise
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Franck Guiard
Area1 10.73 km2 (4.14 sq mi)
Population (2015)2 282
 • Density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02035 /02120
Elevation 112–158 m (367–518 ft)
(avg. 136 m or 446 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.

Audigny 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 Audignois or Audignoises[1]


Audigny is located some 22 km east of Saint-Quentin and 35 km north of Laon. It can be accessed by the D946 highway from Guise in the north passing through the heart of commune and continuing to Le Hérie-la-Viéville in the south but without passing through Audigny village. The village is reached on road D37 branching south-east off the D946 through the village and continuing south-east to Puisieux-et-Clanlieu. The D586 also passes through the west of the commune from north to south-west. The commune consists entirely of farmland with no other villages or hamlets.[2]

There are no identifiable streams or rivers in the commune.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


British field artillery at Audigny, 17 Oct 1918

Audigny was known as Aldiniacum in 1065, Aldinisia in 1161, Aldigni in 1165, and Auldigny in 1530. The name comes from a Germanic form of Aldinus derived from the Latin Albus meaning "White".

Albanus (Aldanus) was the name of a saint who lived near London at Verulanium in the 3rd century (now called Saint Albans). A soldier in the army of Diocletian, he returned home to England where he hosted a Christian missionary who was sought by local police. Converted in one night he gave his clothes to the missionary who managed to escape. Shortly after he was arrested for refusing to sacrifice to idols and he was immediately beheaded in 287. His fame and miracles arrived in France where many parishes adopted the saint as protector. His feast day is 22 June - the summer solstice.

The commune land in the 11th century belonged to various religious communities who venerated the saint and gave his name to the hamlet then the parish that was established in the area.

In 1918, after heavy fighting the at Louvry's Farm, the village was liberated on 5 November 1918 at 6:30am by the 70th and 115th Infantry Battalions.


List of Successive Mayors of Audigny[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Sylvie Tromelin
2008 2020 Franck Guiard

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 265 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
427 412 438 496 541 570 596 589 613
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
615 638 615 589 593 506 488 542 538
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
473 456 438 345 375 401 356 356 396
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 2010
359 326 224 193 214 207 240 255 265

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

Population of Audigny

Sites and Monuments[edit]

  • The Château de l'Étang (16th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is registered as an historical monument.[4]
  • The Parish Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul contains a number of items that are registered as historical objects:
    • An Altar Painting: The Resurrection of Christ (1835)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[5]
    • The main Altar, Tabernacle, and Retable (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[6]
    • A Restoration style Chair (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7]
    • A Grotto of Lourdes with statues of the Virgin and Saint Bernadette Soubirous (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]
    • A pair of Stools (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]
    • A Cross: Christ on the Cross (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[10]
    • A Baptismal font (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[11]

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] 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.


  1. ^ Inhabitants of Aisne (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00115511 Château de l'Étang (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002176 Altar Painting: The Resurrection of Christ (in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002175 Main Altar, Tabernacle, and Retable (in French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002174 Restoration style Chair (in French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002173 Grotto of Lourdes with statues of the Virgin and Saint Bernadette Soubirous (in French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002172 Pair of Stools (in French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002171 Cross: Christ on the Cross (in French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02002170 Baptismal font (in French)