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Coat of arms of Aulnois-sous-Laon
Coat of arms
Aulnois-sous-Laon is located in France
Coordinates: 49°36′47″N 3°36′29″E / 49.6131°N 3.6081°E / 49.6131; 3.6081Coordinates: 49°36′47″N 3°36′29″E / 49.6131°N 3.6081°E / 49.6131; 3.6081
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Canton Laon-1
Intercommunality Laon
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Denis Dumay
Area1 10.01 km2 (3.86 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 1,292
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02037 /02000
Elevation 66–115 m (217–377 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.

Aulnois-sous-Laon is a commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aulnoisiens or Aulnoisiennes[1]


Aulnois-sous-Laon is located some 30 km south-east of Saint-Quentin and 5 km due north of Laon. The A26 autoroute passes through the north-eastern part of the commune but has no exit in the commune. The D967 road also passes through the commune from Crecy-sur-Serre in the north continuing to Laon in the south. The village can be accessed by the D541 branching west from the D967 passing through the village and continuing west to Vivaise. The D545 road also come from the south through the village and continues north-east to Barenton-Bugny. The commune is predominantly farmland with a little forest.[2]

The Ru d'Alnois rises south of the village and flows north-east changing to the Ruisseau de Longuedeau and forming the north-eastern border of the commune before continuing north-east joining the Ru des Barentons which eventually joins the Souche river at Barenton-sur-Serre.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


Arms of Aulnois-sous-Laon
The official status of the blazon remains to be determined

Or, with escutcheon gules charged with three martlets in sable supporting a castle of four towers argent port and windows sable all supported by two Alder branches fructed in vert and posed in inverted chevron, all accompanied by three martlets sable at dexter chief, sinister chief, and base.


List of Successive Mayors of Aulnois-sous-Laon[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 Denis Dumay PS Mayor

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 1,292 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
194 198 218 210 218 213 253 236 258
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
256 267 305 296 405 413 457 489 484
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
456 464 524 505 672 720 744 789 805
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 2010
937 913 900 1,090 1,146 1,218 1,315 1,294 1,292

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

Population of Aulnois-sous-Laon

Sites and Monuments[edit]

Two sites in the commune are registered as historical monuments:

  • The remains of an old Feudal Castle (13th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4]
  • The Park around the CastleLogo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5]

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. ^ Inhabitants of Aisne (French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00115513 Feudal Castle (French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02001297 Park around the Castle (French)