Joncourt

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Joncourt
Commune
The road into Joncourt
The road into Joncourt
Joncourt is located in France
Joncourt
Joncourt
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Joncourt is located in Hauts-de-France
Joncourt
Joncourt
Coordinates: 49°57′24″N 3°18′01″E / 49.9567°N 3.3003°E / 49.9567; 3.3003Coordinates: 49°57′24″N 3°18′01″E / 49.9567°N 3.3003°E / 49.9567; 3.3003
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementSaint-Quentin
CantonBohain-en-Vermandois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Brule
Area17.25 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Population (2012)2317
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code02392 /02420
Elevation108–153 m (354–502 ft)
(avg. 145 m or 476 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.

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

It lies near the St. Quentin Canal.

History[edit]

On 1 October 1918 during World War I, a battle was fought there that was described by the Allied media at that time as "the Miracle of the War", the 46th (North Midland) Division broke through the Hindenburg Line near the town at the canal. For his courage and leadership in the Joncourt action, the poet Wilfred Owen was posthumously awarded the Military Cross.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962313—    
1968278−11.2%
1975250−10.1%
1982259+3.6%
1990302+16.6%
1999332+9.9%
2008326−1.8%
2012317−2.8%

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