Saint-Gobain, Aisne

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Saint-Gobain
Former mirror factory
Former mirror factory
Coat of arms of Saint-Gobain
Coat of arms
Saint-Gobain is located in France
Saint-Gobain
Saint-Gobain
Coordinates: 49°35′48″N 3°22′33″E / 49.5967°N 3.3759°E / 49.5967; 3.3759Coordinates: 49°35′48″N 3°22′33″E / 49.5967°N 3.3759°E / 49.5967; 3.3759
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Canton La Fère
Intercommunality Villes d'Oyse
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Paquin
Area1 29.73 km2 (11.48 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 2,300
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02680 / 02410
Elevation 53–207 m (174–679 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 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.

Saint-Gobain is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France.

Named after martyr Saint Gobain, who was murdered by non-Christian raiders in this region in the year 670 AD. In 1692, a glass factory was built at the village of Saint-Gobain, giving its name to the Saint-Gobain company.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 2,023 —    
1800 2,013 −0.5%
1806 2,119 +5.3%
1821 2,339 +10.4%
1831 2,338 −0.0%
1836 2,378 +1.7%
1841 2,256 −5.1%
1846 2,186 −3.1%
1851 2,210 +1.1%
1856 2,374 +7.4%
1861 2,261 −4.8%
1866 2,190 −3.1%
1872 2,133 −2.6%
1876 2,139 +0.3%
1881 2,120 −0.9%
1886 2,219 +4.7%
1891 2,346 +5.7%
1896 2,147 −8.5%
1901 2,317 +7.9%
1906 2,268 −2.1%
1911 2,305 +1.6%
1921 1,586 −31.2%
1926 2,196 +38.5%
1931 1,976 −10.0%
1936 1,909 −3.4%
1946 2,217 +16.1%
1954 2,535 +14.3%
1962 2,994 +18.1%
1968 2,893 −3.4%
1975 2,657 −8.2%
1982 2,278 −14.3%
1990 2,321 +1.9%
1999 2,340 +0.8%
2008 2,348 +0.3%
2012 2,300 −2.0%

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