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The Village and Church
The Village and Church
Bar-lès-Buzancy is located in France
Coordinates: 49°26′02″N 4°56′32″E / 49.4339°N 4.9422°E / 49.4339; 4.9422Coordinates: 49°26′02″N 4°56′32″E / 49.4339°N 4.9422°E / 49.4339; 4.9422
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Ardennes
Arrondissement Vouziers
Canton Buzancy
Intercommunality Argonne Ardennaise
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Francis Potron
Area1 9.4 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 118
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 08049 / 08240
Elevation 166–305 m (545–1,001 ft)
(avg. 182 m or 597 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.

Bar-lès-Buzancy is a French commune in the Ardennes department in the Champagne-Ardennes region of northern France.[1]

The commune has been awarded two flowers by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom.[2] (Their sign says three but the official website says two).


Entrance to the village

Bar-lès-Buzancy is located some 20 km east by north-east of Vouziers and 25 kms west by south-west of Stenay. Access to the commune is by the D947 road from Buzancy in the south-east which passes through the south of the commune and the village and continues west to Harricourt. The D6 goes north from the D947 forming the western border of the commune and continuing north to Sommauthe. The commune is mostly farmland with some forest in the north.[3] [4]

The Ruisseau du Moulin rises in the north of the commune and forms part of the northern border before flowing south through the commune and the village and continuing south to join the Canal des Arches near Briquenay. La Hideuse stream forms the southern border of the commune as it flows south-west to join the Canal de Thenorgues.[3]


A list of online mapping systems can be displayed by clicking on the coordinates (latitude and longitude) in the top right hand corner of this article.

Neighbouring communes and villages[edit]



Bar comes from a Gallic word and perhaps even older (pre-Gallic) meaning "summit" or "height".


Bar-lès-Buzancy appears as Bar on the 1750 Cassini Map[5] and the same on the 1790 version.[6]

From 1828-1871 the commune was merged with Harricourt to form the commune of Bar-et-Harricourt. In October 1952 two Merovingian skeletons were discovered during the excavation phase of construction of a house.


The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors[7]

From To Name Party Position
1965 2001 Jean Potron
2001 2008 Michel Percebois
2008 2020 Francis Potron

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 118 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
144 167 169 215 458 480 503 502 504
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
- - 432 184 189 185 182 178 174
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
176 195 175 225 160 159 154 149 144
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
135 137 116 126 121 98 118 -

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

The War Memorial
Population of Bar-lès-Buzancy

See also[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, 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 and 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 in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.