Montcornet, Aisne

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

Montcornet
A general view of Chaourse and Montcornet

Coat of arms
Location of Montcornet
Montcornet
Montcornet
Coordinates: 49°41′47″N 4°01′05″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementVervins
CantonVervins
IntercommunalityPortes de la Thiérache
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Guy Le Provost
Area
1
5.74 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,347
  Density230/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02502 /02340
Elevation108–177 m (354–581 ft)
(avg. 112 m or 367 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Battle of Montcornet

On 14 May 1940, Charles de Gaulle was given command of the new 4e Division cuirassée and ordered to execute a counterattack toward Montcornet, with the objective of slowing the German advance. This was one of the only counterattacks of the French campaign that succeeded in repulsing the German troops.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,439    
19681,486+3.3%
19751,623+9.2%
19821,781+9.7%
19901,755−1.5%
19991,690−3.7%
20081,634−3.3%

See also

References

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


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