Barisis-aux-Bois

Barisis-aux-Bois, formerly called Barisis until 3 December 2014,[2] is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.[3]

Barisis-aux-Bois
Old Barisis Railway Station

Coat of arms
Location of Barisis-aux-Bois
Barisis-aux-Bois
Barisis-aux-Bois
Coordinates: 49°34′43″N 3°19′41″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementLaon
CantonVic-sur-Aisne
IntercommunalityPicardie des Châteaux
Government
  Mayor (2017-2020) Guy Pernaud
Area
1
15.11 km2 (5.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
756
  Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02049 /02700
Elevation53–186 m (174–610 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 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 Barisiens or Barisiennes[4]

Geography

Barisis-aux-Bois is located some 20 km west of Laon and 25 km north of Soissons. The village is in the heart of the national forest of Saint-Gobain. The commune can be accessed by the D1750 road from Pierremande in the west to the village with the D534 continuing east to Saint-Gobain and the D535 going south-east to Septvaux. There is also the D53 road from Amigny-Rouy in the north passing through the village and continuing south to Verneuil-sous-Coucy. The D7 road from Amigny-Rouy to Saint-Gobain passes through the northern corner of the commune. Other than the village there are three hamlets in the commune: Bernagousse, L'Abbaye, and Le Crotoir. The commune is heavily forested - especially in the north - with some areas of farmland.[5] [6]

The Menil stream passes through the commune from south to north joining the Ruisseau de Servais and continuing north forming part of the eastern border of the commune joining with many other streams before joining the Oise.[5]

Neighbouring communes and villages[5]

History

Barisis-aux-Bois appears as Barisy on the 1750 Cassini Map[7] and the same on the 1790 version.[8]

The spelling of Barisis was registered in the Bulletin des lois of 1801 although in 1793 the spelling had been Barizis.[9]

Barisis-aux-Bois has an old railway station on the former Chauny to Saint-Gobain line.

Heraldry

Blazon:

Party per bend sinister, one azure, with a tree proper in pale leaved in vert truncated by bend; two vert, a herbed terrace over a river all in bend sinister; over all a bend sinister argent charged with four pigs proper spotted in sable contourned.

Administration

List of Successive Mayors of Barisis-aux-Bois[10]

FromToNamePartyPosition
19771983Marie Claire Dejean-Ficheau
19832001Paul Nimal
20012008Michèle GeaisPS
20082008Didier Lemée
20082016François Bobo
2017PresentGuy Pernaud

(Not all data is known)

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006699    
2007704+0.7%
2008708+0.6%
2009720+1.7%
2010723+0.4%
2011728+0.7%
2012734+0.8%
2013739+0.7%
2014739+0.0%
2015747+1.1%
2016743−0.5%

Notable people linked to the commune

  • Louis Nicolas Lemasle, painter, retired in Barisis and died there on 14 October 1876.

See also

Notes and references

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