Pouilly-sur-Serre

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Pouilly-sur-Serre
Pouilly-sur-Serre is located in France
Pouilly-sur-Serre
Pouilly-sur-Serre
Coordinates: 49°40′57″N 3°35′21″E / 49.682500°N 3.5892°E / 49.682500; 3.5892Coordinates: 49°40′57″N 3°35′21″E / 49.682500°N 3.5892°E / 49.682500; 3.5892
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Canton Crécy-sur-Serre
Intercommunality Pays de la Serre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Régis Destrez
Area1 9.9 km2 (3.8 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 536
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02617 / 02270
Elevation 56–90 m (184–295 ft)
(avg. 61 m or 200 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.

Pouilly-sur-Serre is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France with approximately 530 inhabitants. Pouilly-sur-Serre is 3 km southwest of Crécy-sur-Serre and 13 km north of Laon. The river Serre forms the northern border of the commune. Pouilly is in the middle of a huge agricultural plain, where the fields are typically used for growing vegetables and grains.

History[edit]

The village was given to Saint Remi, the Bishop of Reims (b. 437) by Clovis I, the Frankish king from 481 to 511. Saint Remi himself made the contribution of the Laon church. In 1568, the village was pillaged and sacked by Calvinists. Pouilly was the location of a leprosy facility that was part of a Laon religious order. In 1883, Pouilly took the name "Pouilly-sur-Serre".

Economy[edit]

In Pouilly chicory, grains, beets, and potatoes are cultivated. The William Saurin company employs 343 people. About 75,000 tonnes of Italian, exotic, and quenelles dishes are made each year, under the trademarks "Garbit", "Petitjean" and "Panzani".

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 560 —    
1800 594 +6.1%
1806 608 +2.4%
1821 644 +5.9%
1831 683 +6.1%
1836 660 −3.4%
1841 680 +3.0%
1846 730 +7.4%
1851 718 −1.6%
1856 707 −1.5%
1861 704 −0.4%
1866 756 +7.4%
1872 767 +1.5%
1876 816 +6.4%
1881 742 −9.1%
1886 733 −1.2%
1891 693 −5.5%
1896 647 −6.6%
1901 631 −2.5%
1906 576 −8.7%
1911 579 +0.5%
1921 453 −21.8%
1926 515 +13.7%
1931 523 +1.6%
1936 485 −7.3%
1946 491 +1.2%
1954 512 +4.3%
1962 492 −3.9%
1968 516 +4.9%
1975 515 −0.2%
1982 508 −1.4%
1990 525 +3.3%
1999 504 −4.0%
2008 536 +6.3%

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