Montcornet, Aisne

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Montcornet
Commune
A general view of Chaourse and Montcornet
A general view of Chaourse and Montcornet
Coat of arms of Montcornet
Coat of arms
Montcornet is located in France
Montcornet
Montcornet
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Montcornet is located in Hauts-de-France
Montcornet
Montcornet
Coordinates: 49°41′47″N 4°01′05″E / 49.6964°N 4.0181°E / 49.6964; 4.0181Coordinates: 49°41′47″N 4°01′05″E / 49.6964°N 4.0181°E / 49.6964; 4.0181
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Vervins
Canton Vervins
Intercommunality Portes de la Thiérache
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Guy Le Provost
Area1 5.74 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,634
 • Density 280/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02502 /02340
Elevation 108–177 m (354–581 ft)
(avg. 112 m or 367 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.

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

Battle of Montcornet[edit]

On 14 May 1940, Charles de Gaulle was given command of the new 4e Division cuirassée and ordered to execute a counterattack toward Montcornet, with the objective of slowing the German advance. This was one of the only counterattacks of the French campaign that succeeded in repulsing the German troops.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,439—    
19681,486+3.3%
19751,623+9.2%
19821,781+9.7%
19901,755−1.5%
19991,690−3.7%
20081,634−3.3%

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