Fère-en-Tardenois

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Fère-en-Tardenois
Commune
Ruins of the chateau
Ruins of the chateau
Coat of arms of Fère-en-Tardenois
Coat of arms
Fère-en-Tardenois is located in France
Fère-en-Tardenois
Fère-en-Tardenois
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Fère-en-Tardenois is located in Hauts-de-France
Fère-en-Tardenois
Fère-en-Tardenois
Coordinates: 49°11′58″N 3°31′02″E / 49.1994°N 3.5172°E / 49.1994; 3.5172Coordinates: 49°11′58″N 3°31′02″E / 49.1994°N 3.5172°E / 49.1994; 3.5172
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Château-Thierry
Canton Fère-en-Tardenois
Intercommunality Tardenois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Paul Roseleux
Area1 20.4 km2 (7.9 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 3,191
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02305 /02130
Elevation 106–225 m (348–738 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 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.

Fère-en-Tardenois is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

It is named for the Tardenois region.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,852—    
18001,796−3.0%
18061,806+0.6%
18212,105+16.6%
18312,313+9.9%
18362,354+1.8%
18412,461+4.5%
18462,410−2.1%
18512,556+6.1%
18562,293−10.3%
18612,497+8.9%
18662,393−4.2%
18722,218−7.3%
18762,367+6.7%
18812,322−1.9%
18862,397+3.2%
18912,265−5.5%
18962,391+5.6%
19012,508+4.9%
19062,690+7.3%
19112,548−5.3%
19212,332−8.5%
19262,476+6.2%
19312,377−4.0%
19362,169−8.8%
19462,140−1.3%
19542,250+5.1%
19622,419+7.5%
19682,730+12.9%
19753,012+10.3%
19823,246+7.8%
19903,168−2.4%
19993,356+5.9%
20083,285−2.1%
20123,191−2.9%

Personalities[edit]

It was the birthplace of Camille Claudel (1864–1943), sculptor and graphic artist.

Sights[edit]

The Château de Fère-en-Tardenois dates originally from 1206, with later important Renaissance altertions.

The Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial is one and a half miles east of Fère-en-Tardenois. It contains the graves of 6,012 American soldiers who died while fighting in this vicinity during World War I including the poet, Joyce Kilmer and, until 1987, Eddie Slovik, a deserter and the first American soldier to be executed for desertion since the American Civil War.

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