Hirson

Hirson (Picard: Urchon) is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Hirson
The town hall of Hirson

Coat of arms
Location of Hirson
Hirson
Hirson
Coordinates: 49°55′18″N 4°05′02″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementVervins
CantonHirson
IntercommunalityCC Trois Rivières
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Jean-Jacques Thomas
Area
1
33.77 km2 (13.04 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
9,338
  Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02381 /02500
Elevation157–268 m (515–879 ft)
(avg. 189 m or 620 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Geography

Location

Hirson is adjacent to Belgium. It is located in the northeastern department of Aisne, near the departments of Nord and Ardennes. Hirson is part of Thiérache. It is located near two large forests, the forest of Hirson and the forest of Saint-Michel.

Hydrography

Hirson is watered by the Oise and Gland. The various streams of the town: stream of Anor, stream of Brugnon, stream of La Marquette, stream of Les Marais, stream of Blangy, stream of Le Catelet, stream of Le Rie De Bon Feu, stream of Four Matot.

Geology and Relief

The culmination of Hirson is located 268 meters above sea level. The lowest altitude is 157 meters above sea level.

Neighboring municipalities

Hirson is bordered by eight municipalities: Eparcy, Buire, Neuve-Maison, Mondrepuis, Anor (Nord), Momignies (Belgium), Saint-Michel, Bucilly.

History

As of 1911, there was a permanent fort and two artillery batteries near the railway junction. Also at that time, the town was engaged in the manufacture of glass bottles, tiles and iron and tin goods, as well as wool-spinning and brewing.

The town is served by the Fives-Hirson railway.

Population

The inhabitants of the town are called Hirsonnais.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17932,023    
18002,144+6.0%
18062,061−3.9%
18212,231+8.2%
18312,718+21.8%
18362,880+6.0%
18413,005+4.3%
18463,140+4.5%
18513,212+2.3%
18563,203−0.3%
18613,224+0.7%
18663,334+3.4%
18723,951+18.5%
18764,445+12.5%
18814,809+8.2%
18865,743+19.4%
18916,294+9.6%
18966,632+5.4%
19017,461+12.5%
19068,541+14.5%
19119,638+12.8%
19219,759+1.3%
192611,344+16.2%
193111,403+0.5%
193611,203−1.8%
194610,462−6.6%
195411,134+6.4%
196211,715+5.2%
196811,858+1.2%
197511,986+1.1%
198211,348−5.3%
199010,173−10.4%
199910,327+1.5%
20089,393−9.0%
20129,348−0.5%

Monuments

Churches

See also

References

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


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