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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Authe
Coat of arms
Location of Authe
Authe is located in France
Authe is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 49°27′36″N 4°52′47″E / 49.46°N 4.8797°E / 49.46; 4.8797Coordinates: 49°27′36″N 4°52′47″E / 49.46°N 4.8797°E / 49.46; 4.8797
RegionGrand Est
IntercommunalityCC Argonne Ardennaise
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Sylvie Lefort
9.47 km2 (3.66 sq mi)
 • Density9.9/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
08033 /08240
Elevation164–225 m (538–738 ft)
(avg. 172 m or 564 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Authe is a commune in the Ardennes department in the Grand Est region of northern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Authois or Authoises.[2]


Authe is located some 45 km east by south-east of Rethel and 20 km north-east of Vouziers. Access to the commune is by road D12 from Brieulles-sur-Bar in the north which passes through the centre of the commune and the village and continues south to join the D947 south of the commune. The commune consists entirely of farmland.[3]

The Bar river forms the south-western border of the commune as it flows north-west to follow the Canal des Ardennes to join the Meuse near Vrigne-Meuse. The Ruisseau de Saint-Pierremont flows from the north-east of the commune past the village and joins the Bar on the south-western border of the commune.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]


Arms of Authe

Party per pale Vert and Gules a wolf's head cabossed of Argent debruised by the division, in chief Sable charged with three fleurs-de-lis of Argent.


The War Memorial
The Village bus stop

List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 Sylvie Lefort

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 92 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 communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
336 331 347 365 406 396 370 394 378
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
- - 349 342 367 365 361 351 337
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
334 311 280 245 243 211 184 164 141
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
143 125 96 87 83 94 93 92 -

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

Population of Authe

Culture and heritage[edit]

The Church of Saint-Martin
The entrance to the church

Religious heritage[edit]

The commune has one religious building registered as an historical monument:

  • The Church of Saint-Martin (14th century)Logo 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 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. ^ Inhabitants of Ardennes (in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00078336 Church of Saint-Martin (in French)Camera aabb.svg