Vervins

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Vervins
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Vervins
Coat of arms
Vervins is located in France
Vervins
Vervins
Coordinates: 49°50′09″N 3°54′36″E / 49.8358°N 3.91°E / 49.8358; 3.91Coordinates: 49°50′09″N 3°54′36″E / 49.8358°N 3.91°E / 49.8358; 3.91
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Vervins
Canton Vervins
Intercommunality Thiérache du Centre
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Pierre Balligand
Area1 10.35 km2 (4.00 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,690
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02789 / 02140
Elevation 120–208 m (394–682 ft)
(avg. 147 m or 482 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.

Vervins (French pronunciation: ​[vɛʁ.vɛ̃]) is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department. It sits in the tributary with the Vilpion and the Chertemps.

Vervins was mentioned in the ancient times as Verbinum in the Antonine Itinerary by Antoninus and later as Vironum in the Tabula Peutingeriana. Ancient landmarks included a theatre and a temple, which were later rediscovered. It once served as the capital of Thiérache.

Bounding communes[edit]

The neighbouring communes are: La Bouteille, Fontaine-lès-Vervins, Gercy, Hary, Landouzy-la-Cour, Thenailles and Voulpaix

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 3,100 —    
1800 2,827 −8.8%
1806 2,872 +1.6%
1821 2,683 −6.6%
1831 2,555 −4.8%
1836 2,571 +0.6%
1841 2,677 +4.1%
1846 2,754 +2.9%
1851 2,704 −1.8%
1856 2,505 −7.4%
1861 2,519 +0.6%
1866 2,732 +8.5%
1872 2,934 +7.4%
1876 3,102 +5.7%
1881 3,202 +3.2%
1886 3,215 +0.4%
1891 3,233 +0.6%
1896 3,351 +3.6%
1901 3,298 −1.6%
1906 3,187 −3.4%
1911 3,206 +0.6%
1921 3,119 −2.7%
1926 3,151 +1.0%
1931 2,959 −6.1%
1936 2,903 −1.9%
1946 2,720 −6.3%
1954 2,731 +0.4%
1962 2,735 +0.1%
1968 2,833 +3.6%
1975 2,916 +2.9%
1982 2,721 −6.7%
1990 2,663 −2.1%
1999 2,653 −0.4%
2008 2,690 +1.4%

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