Aizelles

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

Aizelles
An old fire-fighting pump in Aizelles
Location of Aizelles
Aizelles
Aizelles
Coordinates: 49°29′26″N 3°48′44″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementLaon
CantonGuignicourt
IntercommunalityChemin des Dames
Government
  Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Marie Merlo
Area
1
4.88 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
123
  Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02007 /02820
Elevation73–175 m (240–574 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 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 Aizellois or Aizelloises.[2]

Geography

Aizelles is some 20 km south-east of Laon and 30 km north-west of Reims. There are only three access roads to the commune: the D889 running north from Corbeny to the town of Aizelles, the D89 running eats from the D1044 from the western side of the commune, and the D88 which enters from the north-east of the commune. All three roads intersect in the village of Aizelles.

The commune is mostly farmland however there is a large forest - the Bois de Berrieux to the east of the town. This forest occupies about a quarter of the land area of the commune.

The Ruisseau de Fayau runs through the village and the commune from north-west and is joined by the Ru du Moulin river before flowing to the Miette river south-east of the commune which in turn flows to the Aisne river to the south.[3]

Neighbouring communes and towns[3]

Administration

List of Mayors of Aizelles[4]

FromToNamePartyPosition
20012008Philippe MalpezziUMP
2008PresentJean-Marie MerloDVD

(Not all data is known)

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006104    
2007105+1.0%
2008107+1.9%
2009112+4.7%
2010112+0.0%
2011113+0.9%
2012113+0.0%
2013115+1.8%
2014119+3.5%
2015121+1.7%
2016123+1.7%

Places and monuments and cultural events

  • Church of Saint Quentin
  • Space Galerie D'Art-Expo hosts regular exhibitions during the summer.

Notable people linked to the commune

  • Philippe Malpezzi
  • Mhaize, sculptor and ceramist[5]

See also

Notes and references

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