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The Church of Saint-Victor
The Church of Saint-Victor
Coat of arms of Autrecourt-et-Pourron
Coat of arms
Location of Autrecourt-et-Pourron
Autrecourt-et-Pourron is located in France
Autrecourt-et-Pourron is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 49°36′46″N 5°01′50″E / 49.6128°N 5.0306°E / 49.6128; 5.0306Coordinates: 49°36′46″N 5°01′50″E / 49.6128°N 5.0306°E / 49.6128; 5.0306
RegionGrand Est
IntercommunalityCC Portes Luxembourg
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Alain Alexandre
12.04 km2 (4.65 sq mi)
 • Density29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
08034 /08210
Elevation154–312 m (505–1,024 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.

Autrecourt-et-Pourron is a commune in the Ardennes department in the Grand Est region of northern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Autrecourtois or Autrecourtoises.[2]


Autrecourt-et-Pourron is located some 19 km south-east of Sedan and 6 km north-west of Mouzon. Access to the commune is by the D4 road from Remilly-Aillicourt in the north which passes through the commune and the village and continues south to join the D30 west of Beaumont-en-Argonne. The D27 road branches east off the D6 just north of Raucourt-et-Flaba and passes through the commune and the village before continuing south-east to join the D19 west of Mouzon. A railway line passes through the village but there is no station with the nearest station at Mouzon. West of the village the commune has large areas of forest but the east and south are mostly farmland.[3]

The Meuse river forms the north-eastern border of the commune as it flows north-west. The Ruisseau de Brouhan rises towards the west of the commune and flows east through the village to join the Meuse. The Ruisseau de Yoncq forms the south-eastern border of the commune as it flows north-east to join the Meuse.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]


Arms of Autrecourt-et-Pourron

Or, a bend sinister charged with three mullets of 6 points of Argent, debruised in chief by a crescent of Gules and in base by an Oak leaf of Vert posed in bend sinister.


List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Raymond le Ferrand
2008 2020 Alain Alexandre

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 356 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
535 604 663 640 907 995 906 906 872
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
- - 894 916 851 725 861 615 641
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
567 472 474 376 439 413 412 357 468
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
472 483 442 442 383 350 - 356 -

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

Population of Autrecourt-et-Pourron

Culture and heritage[edit]

Civil heritage[edit]

The commune has two buildings that are registered as historical monuments:

  • A former Arms Factory (1787)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5]
  • A former Chateau (17th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6]

Religious heritage[edit]

The Church of Saint-Victor contains two items that are registered as historical objects:

  • A Credence Table (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7]
  • The Altar, Retable, and Painting: Saint John the Baptist (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]

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 IA08000318 Arms factory (in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA08000317 Chateau (in French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM08000036 Credence Table (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM08000035 Altar, Retable, and Painting: Saint John the Baptist (in French)Camera aabb.svg