Marchais, Aisne

Marchais is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. It takes its name from the Latin 'mercasius' or marshland.

Marchais
The monument to the dead and church of Marchais
Location of Marchais
Marchais
Marchais
Coordinates: 49°35′04″N 3°49′03″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementLaon
CantonGuignicourt
IntercommunalityChampagne Picarde
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Gérard Gaigne
Area
1
15.3 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
434
  Density28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Marchaisiens
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02457 /02350
Elevation70–110 m (230–360 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The 16th century Chateau de Marchais is a private residence of the Princes of Monaco, since being acquired in 1854 by Charles III. [2] It was built around 1540 by Nicolas de Longueval, count of Bossut.

In 1906, Maurice Léger made a prototype helicopter flight at Marchais.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962374    
1968392+4.8%
1975343−12.5%
1982384+12.0%
1990364−5.2%
1999381+4.7%
2008362−5.0%

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