Ambleny

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

Ambleny
The Keep, War memorial, and Post office
Location of Ambleny
Ambleny
Ambleny
Coordinates: 49°22′51″N 3°11′04″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementSoissons
CantonVic-sur-Aisne
IntercommunalityRetz-en-Valois
Government
  Mayor (2014-2020) Christian Pérut
Area
1
17.32 km2 (6.69 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,217
  Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02011 /02290
Elevation38–153 m (125–502 ft)
(avg. 42 m or 138 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 Amblenois or Amblenoises[2]

Geography

Ambleny is located 8 km west of Soissons and 20 km east of Compiegne. Route National N31 passes through the northern part of the commune between those two cities with an exit to the D943 road which runs south to the town. The D17 road also runs from Fontenoy in the north to the town then continues south to Coeuvres-et-Valsery. The D1631 road also runs from the town south-east to join the D94 road at the southern tip of the commune. There are a number of hamlets in addition to the town - these are: Le Soulier, Montaigu, Hignieres, and Le Rollet. The northern part of the commune is mixed forest and farmland while the southern portion is entirely farmland.[3]

The Ru de Retz waterway forms part of the south-western boundary of the commune before flowing north through the town and continuing to the Aisne river just north of the commune as it flows west to join the Oise at Compiegne. The Quenneton stream joins the Ru de Retz south of the town at the commune boundary from the west.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3]

History

The former hamlets of Fosse-en-Haut and Fosse-en-Bas served as the starting point for several French units (including the 418th Infantry Regimanet) during the Second Battle of the Marne on 18 July 1918.

Administration

List of Mayors of Ambleny[4]

FromToNamePartyPosition
20012008Yvan CheclerDVG
20082014Bernard de RePS
2014PresentChristian Pérut

(Not all data is known)

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20061,147    
20071,146−0.1%
20081,138−0.7%
20091,133−0.4%
20101,134+0.1%
20111,135+0.1%
20121,137+0.2%
20131,132−0.4%
20141,145+1.1%
20151,153+0.7%
20161,162+0.8%

Distribution of age groups

Percentage distribution of age groups in Ambleny and Aisne Department in 2007

AmblenyAmblenyAisneAisne
Age RangeMenWomenMenWomen
0 to 14 Years21.519.320.718.6
15 to 29 Years18.417.318.717.2
30 to 44 Years22.223.520.419.7
45 to 59 Years23.121.421.820.6
60 to 74 Years11.311.212.213.3
75 to 89 Years3.56.56.09.6
90 Years+0.00.90.30.9

Sources:

Sites and monuments

  • The Keep of Ambleny (12th century) is registered as an historical monument.[5][6]
  • The Church of Saint Martin (12th century) is registered as an historical monument.[7] The church contains several items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Fresco: Vision of Saint Hubert (15th century)[8]
    • The Funeral Plaque of Antoinette Rousin (1734)[9]
    • The Funeral Plaque of the Priest Louis Brayer (1724)[10]
    • A Statue: Saint Sebastian (16th century)[11]
    • A Statue: Saint Paul (16th century)[12]
    • A Statue: Saint Martin (16th century)[13]
    • A Statue: Christ of Pity (16th century)[14]
    • A Statue: Virgin of Sorrow (16th century)[15]
    • A Baptismal font (18th century)[16]
    • A Tombstone (14th century)[17]
    • A Stained glass window (16th century)[18]
  • The Lavoir (Public Laundry) in Maubrun[19]

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. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00115500 Keep of Ambleny (in French)
    6. Historic Keep (in French)
    7. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00115499 Church of Saint Martin (in French)
    8. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02001512 Fresco: Vision of Saint Hubert (in French)
    9. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000015 Funeral Plaque of Antoinette Rousin (in French)
    10. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000014 Funeral Plaque of the Priest Louis Brayer (in French)
    11. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000013 Statue: Saint Sebastian (in French)
    12. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000012 Statue: Saint Paul (in French)
    13. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000011 Statue: Saint Martin (in French)
    14. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000010 Statue: Christ of Pity (in French)
    15. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000009 Statue: Virgin of Sorrow (in French)
    16. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000008 Baptismal font (in French)
    17. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000007 Tombstone (in French)
    18. Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM02000006 Stained glass window (in French)
    19. Lavoir Listing website Archived 2009-06-21 at the Wayback Machine (in French)
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