Faverolles, Aisne

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Faverolles
Commune
The town hall of Faverolles
The town hall of Faverolles
Faverolles is located in France
Faverolles
Faverolles
Coordinates: 49°13′12″N 3°10′35″E / 49.22°N 3.1764°E / 49.22; 3.1764Coordinates: 49°13′12″N 3°10′35″E / 49.22°N 3.1764°E / 49.22; 3.1764
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Soissons
Canton Villers-Cotterêts
Intercommunality Villers-Cotterêts–Forêt de Retz
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alexandre Potel
Area1 13.79 km2 (5.32 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 346
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02302 /02600
Elevation 67–177 m (220–581 ft)
(avg. 140 m or 460 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.

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

Literature[edit]

Faverolles is the village in which the protagonist of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, Jean Valjean lived before he was arrested.

Here is a quote from Victor Hugo's novel:

"Jean Valjean came from a poor peasant family of Brie. He had not learned to read in his childhood. When he reached man's estate, he became a tree-pruner at Faverolles."

The village of Faverolles is situated in the Department of Aisne, in the region of Hauts-de-France, in the country of France. An area of the department of Aisne was historically part of the region of Brie. This northern part of Brie was also called 'Brie pouilleuse'.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 364 —    
1968 361 −0.8%
1975 283 −21.6%
1982 265 −6.4%
1990 308 +16.2%
1999 319 +3.6%
2008 346 +8.5%

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