Guny

Guny is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Guny
The church of Guny
Location of Guny
Guny
Guny
Coordinates: 49°31′11″N 3°16′06″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementLaon
CantonVic-sur-Aisne
IntercommunalityVal de l'Ailette
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Éliane Tourigny
Area
1
9.32 km2 (3.60 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
424
  Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02363 /02300
Elevation42–152 m (138–499 ft)
(avg. 70 m or 230 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

History

In 858, Guny's village is given to the abbey of Notre-Dame of Soissons by Charles the Bold.

In 1368, Enguerrand VII of Coucy grants the collectivity franchise to Guny and twenty-two other churches.

1914-1918, World War I devastated the village. From August 27 until September 28, the 11th and 20th infantry fight Battle of Ailette around Guny's quarries.

Saint Georges' church is destroyed. It was restored in 1923.

A new bell was inaugurated in November 1923, in a temporary church.

Geography

The river Ailette forms all of the commune's northeastern border.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962580    
1968562−3.1%
1975594+5.7%
1982549−7.6%
1990508−7.5%
1999447−12.0%
2008437−2.2%

See also

References

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