The 12th century Church of St. Martin , Bourg-et-Comin
|Intercommunality||Chemin des Dames|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Sylvie d'Almeida|
|Area1||5.12 km2 (1.98 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||02106 /02160|
|Elevation||44–170 m (144–558 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.
The Church of St. Martin has been listed as an historical monument since 1919 . It is a Romanesque church of the 12th century. The tower is protected by a gable roof (two-sided) of the 13th century.
The location was part of a World War I battlefield and there are many military cemeteries in the area. The German army held the high ground to the north known as the Chemin des Dames and resisted attacks by the French army to dislodge them in 1914, 1917 and 1918.
The village is located on the Aisne river and at the confluence of two canals, the Canal latéral à l'Aisne and the Canal de l'Oise à l'Aisne. It sits near the border of the regions of Picardy to the north west and Champagne-Ardenne to the south east. The Aisne drains into the basin of the river Seine and therefore Bourg-et-Comin is part of the Paris Basin. It has an Oceanic climate. The alluvial Aisne valley makes the landscape rich in lakes.
Residents are known as Bourcominois.
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