Craonne

Craonne [kʁa(.ɔ)n] is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Craonne
The town hall of Craonne

Coat of arms
Location of Craonne
Craonne
Craonne
Coordinates: 49°26′27″N 3°47′15″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementLaon
CantonGuignicourt
IntercommunalityChemin des Dames
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Noël Genteur
Area
1
8.62 km2 (3.33 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
80
  Density9.3/km2 (24/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02234 /02160
Elevation59–192 m (194–630 ft)
(avg. 183 m or 600 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

History

It was the site of the Napoleonic Battle of Craonne in 1814. The former town was totally destroyed by artillery in World War I and was an arboretum. The town that you see today was rebuilt from the 1920s.

Geography

The river Ailette forms part of the commune's northern border.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962150    
1968140−6.7%
197596−31.4%
198278−18.8%
199068−12.8%
199967−1.5%
200868+1.5%

Sights

See also

References

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