Semide

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Semide
Eglisedesemide1.jpg
Coat of arms of Semide
Coat of arms
Semide is located in France
Semide
Semide
Coordinates: 49°20′30″N 4°35′01″E / 49.3417°N 4.5835°E / 49.3417; 4.5835Coordinates: 49°20′30″N 4°35′01″E / 49.3417°N 4.5835°E / 49.3417; 4.5835
Country France
Region Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine
Department Ardennes
Arrondissement Vouziers
Canton Machault
Intercommunality Argonne Ardennaise
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marc Lampson
Area1 37.04 km2 (14.30 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 213
 • Density 5.8/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 08410 / 08400
Elevation 110–204 m (361–669 ft)
(avg. 149 m or 489 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.

Semide is a commune in the Ardennes department in the Champagne-Ardenne region in northern of France.

It is located 200 km (120 mi) northeast of Paris, 40 km (25 mi) of Reims).

History[edit]

Semide has not always been what it is today. Formerly, the chalky soil gave bad harvest. This poor land, where resinous had been plant under the Second Empire provided to the sheep kine sparse grass. In the 1960s, Semide underwent a change which has modified its economy, its way of life and the landscape. Mecanisation, motorisation, clearing, fertilizer utilization and regrouping of lands mark out the intensive farming beginning dominates by cereals.

Population[edit]

The inhabitants are called Semidas.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 314 —    
1968 293 −6.7%
1975 251 −14.3%
1982 264 +5.2%
1990 258 −2.3%
1999 245 −5.0%
2008 213 −13.1%

Sights[edit]

  • St-Pierre St-Paul Church from the twelfth century.
  • Big Bertha : Vestige of an installation of a Langer Max (officially called 38 cm SKL/45), wrongly called by usage Big Bertha.
  • National graveyard from the First World War.

Economy[edit]

Semide main's activity is farming, predominantly cereal and sugar beet production.

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