Brienne-le-Château

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Brienne-le-Château
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Coat of arms of Brienne-le-Château
Coat of arms
Location of Brienne-le-Château
Brienne-le-Château is located in France
Brienne-le-Château
Brienne-le-Château
Brienne-le-Château is located in Grand Est
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
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentAube
ArrondissementBar-sur-Aube
CantonBrienne-le-Château
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Nicolas Dhuicq
Area
1
21.56 km2 (8.32 sq mi)
Population
(2012)2
2,987
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
10064 /10500
Elevation112–167 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
YearPop.±%
17931,968—    
18001,967−0.1%
18061,859−5.5%
18211,747−6.0%
18311,920+9.9%
18362,002+4.3%
18411,830−8.6%
18461,886+3.1%
18511,880−0.3%
18562,013+7.1%
18612,057+2.2%
18662,078+1.0%
18721,886−9.2%
18761,889+0.2%
18811,918+1.5%
18861,872−2.4%
18911,732−7.5%
18961,701−1.8%
19011,753+3.1%
19061,872+6.8%
19111,815−3.0%
19211,708−5.9%
19261,932+13.1%
19312,218+14.8%
19362,232+0.6%
19461,972−11.6%
19542,177+10.4%
19623,534+62.3%
19683,939+11.5%
19754,033+2.4%
19824,060+0.7%
19903,752−7.6%
19993,332−11.2%
20083,142−5.7%
20122,987−4.9%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

References[edit]

  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainM.P. (1911). "Brienne-le-Château". In Chisholm, Hugh. Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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