Craonne

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Craonne
Commune
The town hall of Craonne
The town hall of Craonne
Coat of arms of Craonne
Coat of arms
Craonne is located in France
Craonne
Craonne
Coordinates: 49°26′27″N 3°47′15″E / 49.4408°N 3.7875°E / 49.4408; 3.7875Coordinates: 49°26′27″N 3°47′15″E / 49.4408°N 3.7875°E / 49.4408; 3.7875
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Canton Guignicourt
Intercommunality Chemin des Dames
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Noël Genteur
Area1 8.62 km2 (3.33 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 68
 • Density 7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02234 /02160
Elevation 59–192 m (194–630 ft)
(avg. 183 m or 600 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.

Craonne is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

History[edit]

It was the site of the Napoleonic Battle of Craonne in 1814. The former town was totally destroyed by artillery in World War I and is now an arboretum; today's town was rebuilt in the 1920s.

Geography[edit]

The river Ailette forms part of the commune's northern border.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 150 —    
1968 140 −6.7%
1975 96 −31.4%
1982 78 −18.8%
1990 68 −12.8%
1999 67 −1.5%
2008 68 +1.5%

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