Estrées, Aisne

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For other places of the same name, see Estrées.
Estrées is located in France
Coordinates: 49°58′07″N 3°17′20″E / 49.9686°N 3.2889°E / 49.9686; 3.2889Coordinates: 49°58′07″N 3°17′20″E / 49.9686°N 3.2889°E / 49.9686; 3.2889
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Saint-Quentin
Canton Le Catelet
Intercommunality Pays du Vermandois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Lempereur
Area1 7.04 km2 (2.72 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 407
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02291 / 02420
Elevation 97–149 m (318–489 ft)
(avg. 136 m or 446 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.

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

In the Picard dialect, it is called Etré. It is one of many villages in the north of France bearing the name Estrées. The etymology of the name is from strata (cognate of English "street"), the word for the stone-layered Roman roads in the area (some of which turned into modern highways). Hence Estreti, village on the road which developed into Estrées.

Also known in ancient times as Strata or Estreti, history mentions an abbey in the 12th century. A parish was created there about 1189 with a priest sent from the abbey of Mont Saint Martin to buy land and help the poor. In 1777 Pierre Nicolas Leroy began manufacturing silk gauze here. Inhabitants are called Estrésiens.


List of mayors
Term Name Party Profession
2001–2008 Jean-Marie Courtois
2008–2014 Gérard Lempereur
Previous data not available


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 424 —    
1968 474 +11.8%
1975 401 −15.4%
1982 423 +5.5%
1990 434 +2.6%
1999 446 +2.8%
2008 407 −8.7%

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