Guny

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Guny
The church of Guny
The church of Guny
Location of Guny
Guny is located in France
Guny
Guny
Guny is located in Hauts-de-France
Guny
Guny
Coordinates: 49°31′11″N 3°16′06″E / 49.5197°N 3.2683°E / 49.5197; 3.2683Coordinates: 49°31′11″N 3°16′06″E / 49.5197°N 3.2683°E / 49.5197; 3.2683
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementLaon
CantonVic-sur-Aisne
IntercommunalityVal de l'Ailette
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Éliane Tourigny
Area
1
9.32 km2 (3.60 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
437
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02363 /02300
Elevation42–152 m (138–499 ft)
(avg. 70 m or 230 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.

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

History[edit]

In 858, Guny's village is given to the abbey of Notre-Dame of Soissons by Charles the Bold.

In 1368, Enguerrand VII of Coucy grants the collectivity franchise to Guny and twenty-two other churches.

1914-1918, World War I devastated the village. From August 27 until September 28, the 11th and 20th infantry fight Battle of Ailette around Guny's quarries.

Saint Georges' church is destroyed. It was restored in 1923.

A new bell was inaugurated in November 1923, in a temporary church.

Geography[edit]

The river Ailette forms all of the commune's northeastern border.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962580—    
1968562−3.1%
1975594+5.7%
1982549−7.6%
1990508−7.5%
1999447−12.0%
2008437−2.2%
Town hall

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