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The hamlet of Rosay
The hamlet of Rosay
Barzy-sur-Marne is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Barzy-sur-Marne is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 49°04′51″N 3°33′36″E / 49.0808°N 3.56°E / 49.0808; 3.56Coordinates: 49°04′51″N 3°33′36″E / 49.0808°N 3.56°E / 49.0808; 3.56
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Château-Thierry
Canton Essômes-sur-Marne
Intercommunality Condé en Brie
 • Mayor (2001–2020) Jean-Claude Bohain
Area1 7.55 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 386
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02051 /02850
Elevation 62–231 m (203–758 ft)
(avg. 63 m or 207 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.

Barzy-sur-Marne is a commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.


Barzy-sur-Marne is located some 15 km east by north-east of Château-Thierry and 35 km south-west of Rheims. It can be accessed on the D320 road from Jaulgonne in the west passing through the commune and the village curving south to Passy-sur-Marne. Apart from the village there are two hamlets: Marcilly, and Rosay both located on the D320 road. Some 70% of the commune in the north is heavily forested with the balance consisting of farmland.[1]

The western border of the commune is formed by the Marne river which flows from the south curving westwards. One small stream south of the village flows into the Marne.[1]

The commune lies within the Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) zone for "Champagne of Aisne".

Neighbouring communes and villages[1][edit]


In the 16th century, the people depended on the Duchess of Vendôme. The three separate hamlets composing the village had once each had a port on the Marne to transport stone.

In 1923 the capital of the commune of Barzy-sur-Marne was transferred from Barzy-sur-Marne to the hamlet of Marcilly which became the capital of the commune but this transfer was done without changing the name of the commune following the Decree of 23 October 1923.[2]


List of mayors of Barzy-sur-Marne[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 Jean-Claude Bohain DVD

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 386 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
477 528 635 306 590 605 613 703 618
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
562 540 512 488 488 458 453 418 421
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
449 453 377 298 321 293 272 258 245
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 2010
220 231 248 316 359 356 376 388 386

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

Population of Barzy-sur-Marne

Sites and Monuments[edit]

The Saint Eloi church
Entrance to the church

The commune has two sites that are registered as historical monuments:

  • The Chateau Park at 50 Rue Saint-EloiLogo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4]
  • The Church of Saint Eloi (13th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5]
Other sites of interest
  • A Lavoir (Public laundry)
  • An illustration of the fable The Fox and the Stork in the village square at Barzy-sur-Marne

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 [1] Archived 2016-03-06 at the Wayback Machine., the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities 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. ^ a b c Google Maps
  2. ^ Notice on Barzy-sur-Marne on the Departmental archives of Aisne website (in French)
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02001299 Chateau Park (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00115518 Church of Saint Eloi (in French)