Boult-sur-Suippe

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Boult-sur-Suippe
Boult-sur-Suippe is located in France
Boult-sur-Suippe
Boult-sur-Suippe
Coordinates: 49°22′17″N 4°08′47″E / 49.3714°N 4.1464°E / 49.3714; 4.1464Coordinates: 49°22′17″N 4°08′47″E / 49.3714°N 4.1464°E / 49.3714; 4.1464
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Marne
Arrondissement Reims
Canton Bourgogne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Scrabalat
Area1 19.75 km2 (7.63 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 1,612
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 51074 /51110

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.

Boult-sur-Suippe is a commune of the Marne department in northeastern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is traversed by the Suippe river.

Mairie BOult sur Suippe.jpg

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 840 —    
1968 974 +16.0%
1975 938 −3.7%
1982 899 −4.2%
1990 1,361 +51.4%
1999 1,353 −0.6%
2006 1,436 +6.1%
2009 1,612 +12.3%


History[edit]

Boult-sur-Suippe is about 40 miles from the Belgium border, and during World War I the village was positioned along the Western Front (World War I), and the German troops established a hospital in the village. A cemetery in the village was used by the Germans between October 1914 and October 1918, and was perhaps directly linked to the battles of Reims, also called the Second Battle of the Marne and surrounding forts. Recent archaeological investigations have discovered over 500 graves in the cemetery, some of them identified as German and English troops, a few who were listed as Missing in action.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Urbanus, Jason 2016. "A Last Day, Reclaimed." Archaeology Magazine. November/December 2016. Pages 48-53.