Auge, Ardennes

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Entry to the village
Entry to the village
Coat of arms of Auge
Coat of arms
Location of Auge
Auge is located in France
Auge is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 49°51′41″N 4°16′15″E / 49.8614°N 4.2708°E / 49.8614; 4.2708Coordinates: 49°51′41″N 4°16′15″E / 49.8614°N 4.2708°E / 49.8614; 4.2708
RegionGrand Est
IntercommunalityCC Ardennes Thiérache
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Yves Chevanne
4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
08030 /08380
Elevation199–262 m (653–860 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Auge is a commune in the Ardennes department in the Grand Est region of north-eastern France.


Auge is located some 45 km west by north-west of Charleville-Mézières and 22 km east by south-east of Hirson. The western border of the commune is the border between the departments of Ardennes and Aisne. Access to the commune is by the European route E44 (D 8043) from Hirson which passes through the north of the commune and continues east to Maubert-Fontaine. Access to the village is by either the Grande Rue or by the Ruelle de l'Église which both branch south from the E44. Apart from a band of forest on the south-eastern border (The Bois de Moirvaux) and some patches of forest in the south-west the commune is entirely farmland.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


The name of the town was written Ogiae in 1112 in a privilege of Pope Paschal II to the Abbey of Saint-Nicaise in Reims and as Oggeium in a bull of Innocent II for the same monastery at Reims.[3]


This site has been on an ancient road between Mézières and the North since Classical Antiquity. Gallo-Roman foundations, coins, and pieces of pottery have been found.[4]


Arms of Auge

Party per bend sinister, at 1 Azure, three mullets of Or in orle; at 2 Gules, a cock of Or.


La tour du vent Farm
The Town Hall
The Lavoir (Public laundry)
the Church of Saint-Gorgery

List of Successive Mayors[5]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 André Triplot
2008 2020 Jean-Yves Chevanne

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 52 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
148 147 78 145 158 160 177 183 232
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
- - 189 175 174 174 177 173 169
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
148 142 121 126 114 105 114 112 95
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
95 82 72 66 69 69 69 52 -

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

Population of Auge

Sites and monuments[edit]

The Tombstone of Jacques de Corderand, his wife, and his son (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg in the Church of Saint-Gorgery is registered as an historical object.[6]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

Ardennes Red Turkey
  • Jean-Michel Devresse, a farmer at Auge, relaunched livestock farming of Ardennes Red Turkeys (Dindon rouge des Ardennes) in 1985, so that this species would not disappear.

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. ^ a b Google Maps
  3. ^ Auguste Longnon, Study on the pagi of Gaul, Honoré Champion, Paris, 1977, Reprint of the Paris edition of 1869. (in French)
  4. ^ Blaise Pichon, Archaeological Map of Gaul: 02. Aisne, Volume 2, 2003, p.292 (in French)
  5. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM08000032 Tombstone of Jacques de Corderand, his wife, and his son (in French)Camera aabb.svg