Sissonne

Sissonne is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. It is about 20km east of Laon, close to the source of the river Souche.

Sissonne
The church of Sissonne

Coat of arms
Location of Sissonne
Sissonne
Sissonne
Coordinates: 49°34′18″N 3°53′37″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementLaon
CantonGuignicourt
IntercommunalityChampagne Picarde
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Pierre-Marie Lebee
Area
1
53.53 km2 (20.67 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,157
  Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02720 /02150
Elevation71–131 m (233–430 ft)
(avg. 108 m or 354 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The community dates back to the 12th century with the first church built c.1107.

The sculptor and engraver Guillaume Dupré was born at Sissonne c.1576.

There has been a military camp at Sissonne since 1895, with British and German military cemeteries from World War I nearby.

The politician Nicolas Fricoteaux was born at Sissonne in 1962.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,040    
18001,094+5.2%
18061,074−1.8%
18211,209+12.6%
18311,315+8.8%
18361,323+0.6%
18411,403+6.0%
18461,372−2.2%
18511,450+5.7%
18561,502+3.6%
18611,509+0.5%
18661,455−3.6%
18721,430−1.7%
18761,551+8.5%
18811,517−2.2%
18861,527+0.7%
18911,482−2.9%
18961,443−2.6%
19011,679+16.4%
19061,737+3.5%
19111,980+14.0%
19212,114+6.8%
19263,161+49.5%
19316,327+100.2%
19368,271+30.7%
19461,742−78.9%
19542,789+60.1%
19622,162−22.5%
19682,405+11.2%
19752,303−4.2%
19822,229−3.2%
19902,315+3.9%
19992,113−8.7%
20082,149+1.7%
20122,070−3.7%

See also

References

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


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