The town hall of Pouilly-sur-Serre
|Intercommunality||Pays de la Serre|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Régis Destrez|
|Area1||9.9 km2 (3.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||54/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|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 Hauts-de-France 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.
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".
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".
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pouilly-sur-Serre.|
- (in French) Map of Pouilly-sur-Serre from Michelin
- (in French) Official regional council website
- (in English) Picardy, brief guide to the region and attractions
- (in English) Pictures of Picardy
- (in English) photos from Southern Picardy
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