Marchais, Aisne

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Marchais
Commune
The monument to the dead and church of Marchais
The monument to the dead and church of Marchais
Marchais is located in France
Marchais
Marchais
Location within Hauts-de-France region
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
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Canton Guignicourt
Intercommunality Champagne Picarde
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Gaigne
Area1 15.3 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 362
 • Density 24/km2 (61/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Marchaisiens
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 02457 /02350
Elevation 70–110 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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. [1] 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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