Bourg-et-Comin

Bourg-et-Comin is a commune in the department of Aisne in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Bourg-et-Comin
The 12th century Church of St. Martin , Bourg-et-Comin
Location of Bourg-et-Comin
Bourg-et-Comin
Bourg-et-Comin
Coordinates: 49°23′51″N 3°39′18″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementLaon
CantonGuignicourt
IntercommunalityChemin des Dames
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Sylvie d'Almeida
Area
1
5.12 km2 (1.98 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
838
  Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02106 /02160
Elevation44–170 m (144–558 ft)
(avg. 63 m or 207 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

History

The area around Bourg et Comin has been occupied since Neolithic times along the River Aisne. The village has long been a fortified place on the road between Laon and Fismes .

The Church of St. Martin has been listed as an historical monument since 1919 . It is a Romanesque church of the 12th century. The tower is protected by a gable roof (two-sided) of the 13th century.

The location was part of a World War I battlefield and there are many military cemeteries in the area. The German army held the high ground to the north known as the Chemin des Dames and resisted attacks by the French army to dislodge them in 1914, 1917 and 1918.

Geography

The village is located on the Aisne river and at the confluence of two canals, the Canal latéral à l'Aisne and the Canal de l'Oise à l'Aisne. It sits near the border of the regions of Picardy to the north west and Champagne-Ardenne to the south east. The Aisne drains into the basin of the river Seine and therefore Bourg-et-Comin is part of the Paris Basin. It has an Oceanic climate. The alluvial Aisne valley makes the landscape rich in lakes.

Population

Residents are known as Bourcominois.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793239    
1856367+53.6%
1901400+9.0%
1926489+22.2%
1936504+3.1%
1946348−31.0%
1954478+37.4%
1962522+9.2%
1968515−1.3%
1975563+9.3%
1982536−4.8%
1990535−0.2%
1999678+26.7%
2008741+9.3%

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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