Alaincourt, Aisne

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

Alaincourt
A road within Alaincourt
Location of Alaincourt
Alaincourt
Alaincourt
Coordinates: 49°45′55″N 3°22′35″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementSaint-Quentin
CantonRibemont
IntercommunalityVal de l'Oise
Government
  Mayor (2014-2020) Stéphan Anthony
Area
1
5.9 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
552
  Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02009 /02240
Elevation57–109 m (187–358 ft)
(avg. 68 m or 223 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 Alaincourtois or Alaincourtoises[2]

Geography

Alaincourt is located some 10 km south-east of Saint-Quentin and some 25 km north-west of Laon. The Motorway from Saint-Quentin – the E17 (A26) – passes directly through the commune heading south-east towards Reims – some 120 km to the south-east. The motorway has no exit in the commune so it must be reached by the road D34 coming north-east from Moy-de-l'Aisne and continuing north-east to Berthenicourt. Apart from small country roads no other roads enter the commune. Alaincourt is the only village in the commune.

Apart from Alaincourt itself, which is quite large, the commune is entirely farmland. East of the village the commune is traversed by the Oise river and the Canal de la Sambre a l'Oise both waterways heading south more-or-less parallel to each other (the canal in a straight line) until the Oise joins the Aisne at Clairoix and continues as the Oise until it joins the Seine at Conflans-Sainte-Honorine in the north-west of Paris. There are a number of ponds and reservoirs near the Oise in the south-east of the commune. Apart from the Oise and a small stream also called the Oise there are no other watercourses in the commune.[3]

Neighbouring communes and towns[3]

Administration

List of Successive Mayors of Alaincourt[4]

FromToNamePartyPosition
20012014Jean-Marie BidauxDVD
2014PresentStéphan Anthony

(Not all data is known)

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006488    
2007492+0.8%
2008495+0.6%
2009499+0.8%
2010503+0.8%
2011511+1.6%
2012520+1.8%
2013529+1.7%
2014538+1.7%
2015549+2.0%
2016546−0.5%

Sites and Monuments

  • The House of Marie-Jeanne, a collection of everyday objects[5]
  • Multi-media Library

Notable People linked to the commune

See also

Notes and references

Notes

    References

    1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
    2. Inhabitants of Aisne (in French)
    3. Google Maps
    4. List of Mayors of France (in French)
    5. The House of Marie-Jeanne, a century of everyday objects.
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