The church of Annois
|Coordinates: 49°43′18″N 3°10′42″E|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Richard Telatynski|
|5.9 km2 (2.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||63/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||63–158 m (207–518 ft) |
(avg. 65 m or 213 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Annois is located some 33 km north-west of Laon and 30 km east of Roye. It is accessed by road D937 from Cugny in the west and continuing east to Flavy-le-Martel. There is also the D32 from Saint-Simon to Flavy-le-Martel passing through the north-east of the commune. Branching from this road is the D431 which goes to the village. A railway line passes through the heart of the commune from west to east but the nearest station is the Flavy-le-Martel station outside the eastern border of the commune. The commune is mostly farmland with some forest on the northern and southern edges of the commune.
The Canal de Saint-Quentin passes just to the north of the commune and there are large ponds in the north of the commune connected to the canal. A stream flows through the length of the commune from south to north connecting to the network of ponds.
(Not all data is known)
Notable people linked to the commune
Charles Augustus Pinguet (also called Badinguet) was born in Annois on 1 July 1826. On 1 February 1840 aged 14 he began working as a "cad" (valet service in the army) working as a painter on the maintenance of the Château de Ham. He became a friend of Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte during his imprisonment there for six years. On 25 May 1846 the future Napoleon III dressed in Pinguet's clothes: blue pants, blue cloth coat, hat, and shoes. Pinguet gave him a board soiled with lime mortar and plaster. On 25 May 1846 at six in the morning, Napoleon's escape began and he was in England by the next day.