Oulchy-le-Château

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Oulchy-le-Château
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Coat of arms of Oulchy-le-Château
Coat of arms
Oulchy-le-Château is located in France
Oulchy-le-Château
Oulchy-le-Château
Coordinates: 49°12′18″N 3°22′09″E / 49.205°N 3.3692°E / 49.205; 3.3692Coordinates: 49°12′18″N 3°22′09″E / 49.205°N 3.3692°E / 49.205; 3.3692
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Soissons
Canton Oulchy-le-Château
Intercommunality Oulchy le Château
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Brioux
Area1 15.08 km2 (5.82 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 848
 • Density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02580 / 02210
Elevation 87–178 m (285–584 ft)
(avg. 83 m or 272 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.

Oulchy-le-Château is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The town is located about 106 km (66 mi) from Paris, between Soissons to the north and Château-Thierry to the south. It is directly accessible by highway.

Towns, villages and localities[edit]

  • Cugny-lès-Crouttes, located to the east

History[edit]

On the night of 2/3 March 1814, the area was taken by imperial troops commanded by Captain Parquin. In 1976, the commune of Cugny-lès-Crouttes was absorbed.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 679 —    
1968 721 +6.2%
1975 759 +5.3%
1982 788 +3.8%
1990 856 +8.6%
1999 849 −0.8%
2008 848 −0.1%

Sights[edit]

  • War memorial, on which 41 names are inscribed[1]
  • War memorial of Cugny-lès-Crouttes, on which 5 names are inscribed[2]
  • Monument in memory of Captain Parquin[3][4]
  • Many public baths[5]
  • The Ghosts of Landowski - 1919-1935 by Paul Landowski. This group consists of 7 stone soldiers, 8 meters (26 ft) high, each reflecting a weapon and erected on Chalmont hill[6] at the site of the Second battle of the Marne.

Personalities[edit]

  • Gérard Titus-Carmel, painter and poet, lived and worked in the commune for more than thirty years

Economics and sports[edit]

The village contains a bakery, supermarket, butcher shops, pharmacy, doctor, nightclub, police, garage and gasoline. The town contains a football stadium and two tennis courts.

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