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The Lavoir (Public laundry) in Autry
The Lavoir (Public laundry) in Autry
Coat of arms of Autry
Coat of arms
Location of Autry
Autry is located in France
Autry is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 49°16′09″N 4°50′16″E / 49.2692°N 4.8378°E / 49.2692; 4.8378Coordinates: 49°16′09″N 4°50′16″E / 49.2692°N 4.8378°E / 49.2692; 4.8378
RegionGrand Est
IntercommunalityCC Argonne Ardennaise
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Pascal Boxebeld
16.34 km2 (6.31 sq mi)
 • Density7.8/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
08036 /08250
Elevation110–168 m (361–551 ft)
(avg. 121 m or 397 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Autryens or Autryennes.[2]


Entrance to the village

Autry is located some 50 km east of Reims and 25 km north by north-west of Sainte-Menehould. The southern border of the commune is the departmental boundary between Ardennes and Marne. Access to the commune is by road D21 from Challerange in the north-west which passes through the centre of the commune and the village and continues to Binarville in the south-east after changing to the D63 at the departmental border. The D218 goes west from the village to Bouconville and the D41 goes north-east to Lançon. Apart from the village there is the hamlet of La Gare in the west. Large areas of the commune are forested, especially in the west, and there is a large fish farm in the east. The rest of the commune is farmland.[3]

The Aisne river forms part of the south-eastern border of the commune as it flows north then west to the village then north again as it continues its journey to join the Oise at Compiègne. The Dormoise flows from the south-west to join the Aisne in the commune. The Remy Galere rises on the northern border and flows east to join the Aisne forming part of the northern border.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]


Arms of Autry

Bendy of Or and Gules.


The Town Hall
A Wayside Cross in Autry

List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
1995 2014 Jean-Pierre Boure
2014 2020 Pascal Boxebeld

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 140 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
562 658 631 666 651 678 672 679 657
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
- - 578 552 522 547 529 477 456
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
449 454 483 371 315 257 251 254 267
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
233 187 156 141 133 127 143 140 -

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

Population of Autry

Culture and heritage[edit]

The church at Autry

Civil heritage[edit]

The commune has one structure that is registered as an historical monument:

  • A Flour Mill (20th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5]
Another site of interest
  • Around the church in the village there are traces of a medieval fortification system.[6]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

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 ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA08000319 Flour Mill ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  6. ^ The discovery of medieval sites in North Argonne, published by Daniel Hochedez in the Horizons d'Argonne review, No. 88, June 2011, p. 9-10 ‹See Tfd›(in French)