Les Autels

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Les Autels
Les Autels entrance and view
Les Autels entrance and view
Les Autels is located in France
Les Autels
Les Autels
Coordinates: 49°45′51″N 4°13′33″E / 49.7642°N 4.2258°E / 49.7642; 4.2258Coordinates: 49°45′51″N 4°13′33″E / 49.7642°N 4.2258°E / 49.7642; 4.2258
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Canton Vervins
Intercommunality Portes de la Thiérache
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Eric Halle
Area1 5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 74
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02038 /02360
Elevation 178–260 m (584–853 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.

Les Autels is a commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Autelois or Auteloises.[1]


Les Autels is located some 35 km west of Charleville-Mézières and 10 km south of Aubenton. The northern and eastern borders of the commune are the departmental border between Aisne and Ardennes. Access to the commune is by the D1100 road from Brunehamel in the west which passes through the village and continues south to join the D530 south of the village. The D530 goes north in the commune changing to the D10B at the border and continues north to Blanchefosse-et-Bay. Apart from the village there is also the hamlet of Haut-Chemin south of the village. The commune is mostly farmland with some scattered forests.[2]

The Ruisseau du Moulin Bataille flows through the north of the commune towards the south-west forming part of the western border before continuing south to join the Serre near Mainbresson. An unnamed stream rises near the village and flows south-west to join the Ruisseau du Moulin Bataille.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 Eric Halle

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 74 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population Change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
319 371 414 447 517 549 563 554 533
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
490 488 450 431 410 377 358 325 294
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
241 248 235 190 189 180 180 168 140
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
146 146 118 89 99 74 74 74 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Countryside in Les Autels
The Town Hall
The Rural Hall
Population of Les Autels

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • The Church of Saint-Nicolas
  • The War Memorial
  • The Lavoir (Public laundry)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine., the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.