Marchais, Aisne

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Marchais
The monument to the dead and church of Marchais
The monument to the dead and church of Marchais
Location of Marchais
Marchais is located in France
Marchais
Marchais
Marchais is located in Hauts-de-France
Marchais
Marchais
Coordinates: 49°35′04″N 3°49′03″E / 49.5844°N 3.8175°E / 49.5844; 3.8175Coordinates: 49°35′04″N 3°49′03″E / 49.5844°N 3.8175°E / 49.5844; 3.8175
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementLaon
CantonGuignicourt
IntercommunalityChampagne Picarde
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Gaigne
Area
1
15.3 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
434
 • Density28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Marchaisiens
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02457 /02350
Elevation70–110 m (230–360 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Marchais is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. It takes its name from the Latin 'mercasius' or marshland.

The 16th century Chateau de Marchais is a private residence of the Princes of Monaco, since being acquired in 1854 by Charles III. [2] It was built around 1540 by Nicolas de Longueval, count of Bossut.

In 1906, Maurice Léger made a prototype helicopter flight at Marchais.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962374—    
1968392+4.8%
1975343−12.5%
1982384+12.0%
1990364−5.2%
1999381+4.7%
2008362−5.0%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Monegasque Royal Residences".