Brienne-le-Château

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Brienne-le-Château
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Coat of arms of Brienne-le-Château
Coat of arms
Brienne-le-Château is located in France
Brienne-le-Château
Brienne-le-Château
Coordinates: 48°23′31″N 4°31′35″E / 48.3919°N 4.5264°E / 48.3919; 4.5264Coordinates: 48°23′31″N 4°31′35″E / 48.3919°N 4.5264°E / 48.3919; 4.5264
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Aube
Arrondissement Bar-sur-Aube
Canton Brienne-le-Château
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Nicolas Dhuicq
Area1 21.56 km2 (8.32 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 2,987
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 10064 /10500
Elevation 112–167 m (367–548 ft)
(avg. 126 m or 413 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.

Brienne-le-Château is a commune in the Aube department in north-central France. It is located 1 mile (2 km) from the right bank of the Aube River and 26 miles northeast of Troyes.

History[edit]

It was the centre of the medieval County of Brienne, whose lords, first counts and eventually dukes, had a claim to the Kingdom of Jerusalem which never materialized, though many claimed the title. The École de Brienne was established in 1730 and remained active until it was closed in 1790. It is currently a museum. Notable students included:

In 1814, it was the site of the Battle of Brienne, when the Sixth Coalition invaded France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,968 —    
1800 1,967 −0.1%
1806 1,859 −5.5%
1821 1,747 −6.0%
1831 1,920 +9.9%
1836 2,002 +4.3%
1841 1,830 −8.6%
1846 1,886 +3.1%
1851 1,880 −0.3%
1856 2,013 +7.1%
1861 2,057 +2.2%
1866 2,078 +1.0%
1872 1,886 −9.2%
1876 1,889 +0.2%
1881 1,918 +1.5%
1886 1,872 −2.4%
1891 1,732 −7.5%
1896 1,701 −1.8%
1901 1,753 +3.1%
1906 1,872 +6.8%
1911 1,815 −3.0%
1921 1,708 −5.9%
1926 1,932 +13.1%
1931 2,218 +14.8%
1936 2,232 +0.6%
1946 1,972 −11.6%
1954 2,177 +10.4%
1962 3,534 +62.3%
1968 3,939 +11.5%
1975 4,033 +2.4%
1982 4,060 +0.7%
1990 3,752 −7.6%
1999 3,332 −11.2%
2008 3,142 −5.7%
2012 2,987 −4.9%

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