Avançon, Ardennes

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Avançon
View of the Church, cemetery, and town hall
View of the Church, cemetery, and town hall
Coat of arms of Avançon
Coat of arms
Avançon is located in France
Avançon
Avançon
Coordinates: 49°28′34″N 4°14′45″E / 49.4761°N 4.2458°E / 49.4761; 4.2458Coordinates: 49°28′34″N 4°14′45″E / 49.4761°N 4.2458°E / 49.4761; 4.2458
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Ardennes
Arrondissement Rethel
Canton Château-Porcien
Intercommunality Pays rethélois
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Hubert Launois
Area1 20.99 km2 (8.10 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 328
 • Density 16/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 08038 / 08300

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.

Avançon is a French commune in the Ardennes département in the Grand Est region of northern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Avançonnais or Avançonnaises.[1]

Geography[edit]

Avançon is located some 10 km south-west of Rethel and 11 km east of Asfeld. Access to the commune is by the D18 road from Acy-Romance in the north-east which passes through the commune to the village near the centre then continues west to Blanzy-la-Salonnaise. The D26 road goes from the village north to Taizy. The D150 goes south-west from the village to Saint-Loup-en-Champagne. The commune is entirely farmland.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Avançon, Ardennes
Blazon:

Azure, a fleur-de-lis Argent between three mullets Or.



Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
1793 1807 Rémy Tagnon
1807 1830 Guillaume Alexandre Monceau
1830 1839 Jean Trichet
1839 1843 Barthélémy Michelet
1843 1876 Jean Nicolas Rémy Legrand
1876 1892 Alexandre Paul Victor Koehler
1892 1912 Hubert Emmanuel Legros
1912 1919 Charles Eugène Michelet
1919 1921 Barthélémy Michelet
1921 1929 Edmond Désiré Lefevre
1929 1965 Rémy Achille Monceau
1965 1994 Bernard Edmond Lefevre
1994 2001 Marie-Hélène Michelet
2001 2014 Philippe Hourlier
2014 2020 Hubert Launois

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2010 the commune had 328 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
475 490 488 501 461 477 488 492 515
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
- - 478 480 464 431 418 398 394
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
404 406 332 260 301 268 268 292 292
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
291 262 258 270 322 300 - 328 -

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


Population of Avançon

Culture and heritage[edit]

Religious heritage[edit]

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

  • The Church of Saint Remi (13th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4] The Church contains one item that is registered as an historical object:

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[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, 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inhabitants of Ardennes (French)
  2. ^ a b Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00078338 Church of Saint Remi (French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM08000039 Eagle Lectern (French)Camera aabb.svg