Joncourt

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

Joncourt
The road into Joncourt
Location of Joncourt
Joncourt
Joncourt
Coordinates: 49°57′24″N 3°18′01″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementSaint-Quentin
CantonBohain-en-Vermandois
Government
  Mayor (20082014) René Brule
Area
1
7.25 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
306
  Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02392 /02420
Elevation108–153 m (354–502 ft)
(avg. 145 m or 476 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It lies near the St. Quentin Canal.

History

On 1 October 1918 during World War I, a battle was fought there that was described by the Allied media at that time as "the Miracle of the War", the 46th (North Midland) Division broke through the Hindenburg Line near the town at the canal. For his courage and leadership in the Joncourt action, the poet Wilfred Owen was posthumously awarded the Military Cross.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962313    
1968278−11.2%
1975250−10.1%
1982259+3.6%
1990302+16.6%
1999332+9.9%
2008326−1.8%
2012317−2.8%

See also

References

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


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