|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Anne Sembeni|
|Area1||8.24 km2 (3.18 sq mi)|
|• Density||7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||08035 /08240|
|Elevation||166–242 m (545–794 ft)
(avg. 186 m or 610 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.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Autruchiens or Autruchiennes.
Autruche is located some 43 km east by south-east of Rethel and 20 km north-east of Vouziers. Access to the commune is by the D947 from Germont in the south-west which passes through the southern corner of the commune and continues east to Bar-lès-Buzancy. The D12 also comes from Authe in the north-west and joins the D947 in the commune. Access to the village is by a local road branching from the D947 which goes north to the village. The commune is entirely farmland except for some lakes in the south.
The Bar river forms the southern border of the commune as it flows west then follows the Canal des Ardennes to eventually join the Meuse at Vrigne-Meuse. The Ruisseau de Saint Pierremont flows from the north of the commune towards the south-west and continues to join the Bar west of the commune. The Ruisseau du Clageot rises in the north of the commune and flows south-west down the centre of the commune and also joins the Bar on the southern border.
|The official status of the blazon remains to be determined.
List of Successive Mayors
(Not all data is known)
In 2010 the commune had 63 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]
Sites and monuments
The Church of Saint-Nicolas (16th century) is registered as an historical monument. The church contains two items that are registered as historical objects:
- Autruche on the old IGN website[permanent dead link] (in French)
- Autruche on Lion1906
- Autruche on Google Maps
- Autruche on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (in French)
- Autruche on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Autruche on the INSEE website (in French)
- INSEE (in French)
Notes and references
- 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.
- Inhabitants of Ardennes (in French)
- Google Maps
- List of Mayors of France (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00078337 Church of Saint-Nicolas (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM08000038 6 Statuettes (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM08000037 Sculpture: Triumphant Virgin (in French)
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