Acy, Aisne

Acy is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.

Acy
The church of Acy

Coat of arms
Location of Acy
Acy
Acy
Coordinates: 49°20′46″N 3°24′51″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementSoissons
CantonSoissons-2
IntercommunalityGrandSoissons Agglomération
Government
  Mayor (2014-2020) Bertrand Pénasse
Area
1
11.67 km2 (4.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
1,008
  Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02003 /02200
Elevation42–165 m (138–541 ft)
(avg. 160 m or 520 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Acéens or Acéennes.[1]

The commune has been awarded one flower by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom.[2]

Geography

Acy is located some 5 km south-east of Soissons. The European Route E46 heading east from Soissons forms a section of the northern border however access to the commune is via the Highway D952 which branches from the E46 in the north-west and goes south-east through the heart of the commune to Serches in the south-east. Access to Acy town is on the Rue de l'Aube which runs off the D952. The D951 branches off the E46 at the same place as the D952 and passes south through the commune to Ambrief in the south. The D6 road forms the southern border of the commune.

The Aisne River forms the northern border of the commune. An unnamed stream flows north through the heart of the commune to join the Aisne in the north.[3]

Towns and villages in the commune[3]

  • Acy
  • Jury
  • L'Aube
  • La Croutelle
  • Le Transbordeur

Neighbouring communes and villages[3]

Heraldry

Blason:

Or, three eagle claws gules 2 and 1 armed argent.

Administration

List of Mayors of Acy[4]

FromToNamePartyPosition
20012014Pierre Fourrier
2014CurrentBertrand Pénasse

(Not all data is known)

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006907    
2007903−0.4%
2008898−0.6%
2009928+3.3%
2010959+3.3%
2011989+3.1%
20121,001+1.2%
20131,016+1.5%
20141,013−0.3%
20151,011−0.2%
20161,008−0.3%
Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
626 543 712 661 715 710 691 706 699
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
715 700 668 670 624 625 653 590 637
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
627 652 633 602 747 774 759 812 832
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
962 924 922 992 985 951 907 959 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Politics

Presidential Elections 2nd Round [5]

ElectionWinning CandidateParty%
2017 Marine Le Pen FN 52.14
2012 François Hollande PS 54.92
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 50.00
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 76.15

Culture and heritage

Civil heritage

The commune has two structures that are registered as historical monuments:

  • The War memorial (1924).[6] The War memorial incorporates one item that is registered as an historical object:
    • A Statue: Angel of the Apocalypse (1924)[7]
  • The Monument to the 71st Alpine Infantry Regiment (1948).[8] The monument incorporates one item that is registered as an historical object:
    • A Statue: Weeping (1948)[9]

Religious heritage

The commune has two religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

  • A Calvary on Rue de la Croutelle (1878)[10]
  • The Parish Church of Saint-Médard (12th century)[11] The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects:

Education

There is the Charles-Chevallier primary and nursery school. The primary school is located at the Town hall.

Notable people linked to the commune

  • Jules Pressoir (1850-1929): Teacher
  • Constant Lacroix (1846-1924): Farmer

See also

Notes and references

Notes

    References

    1. Inhabitants of Aisne (in French)
    2. Acy in the Competition for Towns and Villages in Bloom Archived 2014-12-10 at the Wayback Machine (in French)
    3. Google Maps
    4. List of Mayors of France (in French)
    5. http://www.lemonde.fr/data/france/presidentielle-2017/
    6. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02002259 War memorial (in French)
    7. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02004496 Statue: Angel of the Apocalypse (in French)
    8. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02002260 Monument to the 71st Alpine Infantry Regiment (in French)
    9. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02004497 Statue: Weeping (in French)
    10. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02002258 Calvary (in French)
    11. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA02002132 Church of Saint-Médard (in French)
    12. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02001481 Pulpit (in French)
    13. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02001480 Confessional (in French)
    14. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02004542 Statue: Immaculate conception (in French)
    15. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02004541 Bust-Reliquary of Saint-Medard (in French)
    16. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02004540 Statue: Saint Theresa and baby Jesus (in French)
    17. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02004455 Furniture in the Church (in French)
    18. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02004270 Stained glass figure: Jesus healing, Calvary (in French)
    19. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02004269 Stained glass figure: Saint Francis of Assisi (in French)
    20. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02004268 10 Stained glass windows of people (in French)
    21. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02004267 Statue: Saint Theresa and the baby Jesus (in French)
    22. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02004266 Statue: Saint Sebastian (in French)
    23. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02004265 Baptismal font with cover (in French)
    24. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02004264 Painting on the Retable of the Baptismal font with frame: Baptism of Christ (in French)
    25. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02004263 Mobile pulpit and confessional (in French)
    26. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02004262 Rood screen: Calvary (in French)
    27. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02004261 2 Tapestries: Ecce homo and Virgin of sorrow (in French)
    28. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM02004260 Main Altar, Altar seating, Tabernacle, Choir enclosure (in French)
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