Fresnoy-le-Grand

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Fresnoy-le-Grand
Commune
Textile factory
Textile factory
Coat of arms of Fresnoy-le-Grand
Coat of arms
Fresnoy-le-Grand is located in France
Fresnoy-le-Grand
Fresnoy-le-Grand
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Fresnoy-le-Grand is located in Hauts-de-France
Fresnoy-le-Grand
Fresnoy-le-Grand
Coordinates: 49°56′53″N 3°25′06″E / 49.9481°N 3.4183°E / 49.9481; 3.4183Coordinates: 49°56′53″N 3°25′06″E / 49.9481°N 3.4183°E / 49.9481; 3.4183
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Saint-Quentin
Canton Bohain-en-Vermandois
Intercommunality Pays du Vermandois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Raymond Lavallery
Area1 15.07 km2 (5.82 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 3,049
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02334 /02230
Elevation 96–157 m (315–515 ft)
(avg. 157 m or 515 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.

Fresnoy-le-Grand is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Industry[edit]

The cookware manufacturer Le Creuset is based in the town and was founded there in 1925 by Armand Desaegher and Octave Aubecq.[1][2]

Sport[edit]

The village has a strong athletic club which was formed in 1942 and is called the Association Sportive de Fresnoy (ASF).

Population[edit]

The inhabitants of Fresnoy-le-Grand are called Fresnovsiens.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,995—    
19683,371+12.6%
19753,729+10.6%
19823,635−2.5%
19903,581−1.5%
19993,272−8.6%
20083,045−6.9%
20123,049+0.1%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our History". Le Creuset. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  2. ^ Le-Thanh, Damien (2009-04-03). "Le Creuset investit 4,5 millions d'euros" (in French). L'Aisne Nouvelle. Retrieved 2009-04-06.