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Barbuise is located in France
Coordinates: 48°33′32″N 3°34′39″E / 48.5589°N 3.5775°E / 48.5589; 3.5775Coordinates: 48°33′32″N 3°34′39″E / 48.5589°N 3.5775°E / 48.5589; 3.5775
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Aube
Arrondissement Nogent-sur-Seine
Canton Villenauxe-la-Grande
Intercommunality Nogentais
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Alain Boyer
Area1 18.09 km2 (6.98 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 404
 • Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 10031 /10400

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.

Barbuise is a French commune in the Aube department in the Grand Est region of north-central France.[1]

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Barbisiens or Barbisiennes.[2]


Barbuise is located some 45 km north-west of Troyes and 20 km east of Provins. Access to the commune is by the D40 from La Villeneuve-au-Châtelot in the east which passes through the heart of the commune south of the village and continues west then south-west to join the D40A to Chalautre-la-Grande. The D52 comes from Villenauxe-la-Grande in the north and passes through the village before continuing south-east to Pont-sur-Seine. The D97 goes north-west from the village to Montpothier. The D174 branches off the D97 west of the village and goes north to Plessis-Barbuise. The D197 connects the D40 and the D97 in the west of the commune. The commune is almost all farmland with many lakes occupying a significant area of land in a belt across the commune and in the south-east.[3][4]

The Canal de Courtavant crosses the south-east of the commune from south-west to north-east. The Noxe river flows from the north passing near the village and joins the canal. The Canal de Soulaunoy joins the Noxe south-west of the village.[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. None of these maps, however, show the extent of nor any information on the commune.

Neighbouring communes and villages[edit]


The area of the commune has been occupied since anceient times as evidenced by many archaeological discoveries and megaliths in the commune.

Barbuise appears as Barbuife on the 1750 Cassini Map[5] and as Barbuise on the 1790 version.[6]


List of Successive Mayors[7]

From To Name Party Position
1857 Dupont
1887 Célestin Denis
2001 2020 Alain Boyer

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 416 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
473 511 511 539 565 553 565 588 593
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
602 586 600 579 557 527 507 477 450
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
433 407 401 329 333 299 287 298 288
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
304 298 276 287 270 345 - 416 -

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

Population of Barbuise

Sites and monuments[edit]

The Dolmen
  • The Dolmen of Grèves de Fraicul (Neolithic)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is registered as an historical monument.[8] were a part of Cerny culture.
  • The Parish Church conatins a large number of items that are registered as historical objects. For a complete list including links to descriptions (in French) click here.

See also[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.