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Coat of arms of Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique
Coat of arms
Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique is located in France
Coordinates: 49°31′13″N 3°19′21″E / 49.5203°N 3.3225°E / 49.5203; 3.3225Coordinates: 49°31′13″N 3°19′21″E / 49.5203°N 3.3225°E / 49.5203; 3.3225
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Canton Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique
Intercommunality Val de l'Ailette
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Dumont
Area1 11.46 km2 (4.42 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 1,058
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02217 / 02380
Elevation 47–147 m (154–482 ft)
(avg. 112 m or 367 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.

Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France. Its 1999 population for the commune was 995.


Coucy is located west of Laon on the road between Tergnier (north) and Soissons (south) north-northeast of Paris.

The river Ailette forms most of the commune's southern border.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1990 1,058 —    
1999 995 −6.0%
2008 1,052 +5.7%
2012 1,058 +0.6%


  • Henri Carette
  • Moses ben Jacob of Coucy
  • Xavier Gargan
  • César de Vendôme, (b. June 7, 1594)
  • Ferdinand Stanislas Bigot (May 6, 1809–1890), mayor of Coucy-le-Château in the 1870s
  • François Pipelet de Leury, (1722–1809), director of the Royal Academic Surgery, doctor of the royal family, mayor of Coucy-le-Château for thirty years. Lieutenant of the first surgeon for the king.

Points of interests[edit]

  • Ruins of the Château de Coucy. The modern town is squeezed into the space within the medieval walls.
  • A medieval garden
  • Domaine de la Grangère (a green space for the garden of the governor's house at the time) - landmark classified in 1931
  • A church - rebuilt after World War I.

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