Vervins

Vervins (French pronunciation: [vɛʁvɛ̃]) is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. It is a subprefecture of the department. It lies between the small streams Vilpion and Chertemps, which drain towards the Serre.[2] It is surrounded by the communes of Fontaine-lès-Vervins, La Bouteille, Landouzy-la-Cour, Thenailles, Hary, Gercy, and Voulpaix. Its population is 2,502 (2015).[3]

Vervins
Town hall

Coat of arms
Location of Vervins
Vervins
Vervins
Coordinates: 49°50′09″N 3°54′36″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementVervins
CantonVervins
IntercommunalityThiérache du Centre
Government
  Mayor (20012008) Jean-Pierre Balligand
Area
1
10.35 km2 (4.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,694
  Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02789 /02140
Elevation120–208 m (394–682 ft)
(avg. 147 m or 482 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Vervins was mentioned as Verbinum in the 3rd century Antonine Itinerary. A Roman theatre has been excavated in the 1870s.[4] The Peace of Vervins was signed here in 1598, ending a war between France and Spain.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17933,100    
18002,827−8.8%
18062,872+1.6%
18212,683−6.6%
18312,555−4.8%
18362,571+0.6%
18412,677+4.1%
18462,754+2.9%
18512,704−1.8%
18562,505−7.4%
18612,519+0.6%
18662,732+8.5%
18722,934+7.4%
18763,102+5.7%
18813,202+3.2%
18863,215+0.4%
18913,233+0.6%
18963,351+3.6%
19013,298−1.6%
19063,187−3.4%
19113,206+0.6%
19213,119−2.7%
19263,151+1.0%
19312,959−6.1%
19362,903−1.9%
19462,720−6.3%
19542,731+0.4%
19622,735+0.1%
19682,833+3.6%
19752,916+2.9%
19822,721−6.7%
19902,663−2.1%
19992,653−0.4%
20082,690+1.4%
20152,502−7.0%

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - Vilpion (H01-0410)".
  3. Commune de Vervins, INSEE
  4. Benjamin Saint Jean Vitus (1999). "Vervins". Revue archéologique de Picardie. 16: 139. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
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