Marchais, Aisne

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Marchais
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Marchais is located in 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 Sissonne
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)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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
Year Pop. ±%
1962 374 —    
1968 392 +4.8%
1975 343 −12.5%
1982 384 +12.0%
1990 364 −5.2%
1999 381 +4.7%
2008 362 −5.0%

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