Sissonne

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Sissonne
Coat of arms of Sissonne
Coat of arms
Sissonne is located in France
Sissonne
Sissonne
Coordinates: 49°34′18″N 3°53′37″E / 49.5717°N 3.8936°E / 49.5717; 3.8936Coordinates: 49°34′18″N 3°53′37″E / 49.5717°N 3.8936°E / 49.5717; 3.8936
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Canton Sissonne
Intercommunality Champagne Picarde
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre-Marie Lebee
Area1 53.53 km2 (20.67 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 2,070
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02720 / 02150
Elevation 71–131 m (233–430 ft)
(avg. 108 m or 354 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.

Sissonne is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France. It is about 20km east of Laon, close to the source of the river Souche.

The community dates back to the 12th century with the first church built c.1107.

The sculptor and engraver Guillaume Dupré was born at Sissonne c.1576.

There has been a military camp at Sissonne since 1895, with British and German military cemeteries from World War I nearby.

The politician Nicolas Fricoteaux was born at Sissonne in 1962.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,040 —    
1800 1,094 +5.2%
1806 1,074 −1.8%
1821 1,209 +12.6%
1831 1,315 +8.8%
1836 1,323 +0.6%
1841 1,403 +6.0%
1846 1,372 −2.2%
1851 1,450 +5.7%
1856 1,502 +3.6%
1861 1,509 +0.5%
1866 1,455 −3.6%
1872 1,430 −1.7%
1876 1,551 +8.5%
1881 1,517 −2.2%
1886 1,527 +0.7%
1891 1,482 −2.9%
1896 1,443 −2.6%
1901 1,679 +16.4%
1906 1,737 +3.5%
1911 1,980 +14.0%
1921 2,114 +6.8%
1926 3,161 +49.5%
1931 6,327 +100.2%
1936 8,271 +30.7%
1946 1,742 −78.9%
1954 2,789 +60.1%
1962 2,162 −22.5%
1968 2,405 +11.2%
1975 2,303 −4.2%
1982 2,229 −3.2%
1990 2,315 +3.9%
1999 2,113 −8.7%
2008 2,149 +1.7%
2012 2,070 −3.7%

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