Villeret, Aisne

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

Villeret
The town hall of Villeret
Location of Villeret
Villeret
Villeret
Coordinates: 49°57′11″N 3°11′38″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementSaint-Quentin
CantonBohain-en-Vermandois
IntercommunalityPays du Vermandois
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Michel Marie
Area
1
3.95 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
308
  Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02808 /02420
Elevation97–147 m (318–482 ft)
(avg. 138 m or 453 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962413    
1968390−5.6%
1975323−17.2%
1982291−9.9%
1990293+0.7%
1999311+6.1%
2008314+1.0%
2012312−0.6%

History

During the first World War, Villeret was under German occupation. Citizens of Villeret secretly sheltered a group of British soldiers who had become detached from their units in September 1914. Four of the men were discovered by the Germans and executed in 1916. This story was the subject of the 2011 book "The Englishman's Daughter / A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I" by Ben Macintyre. The early chapters of the book contain information on the history of Villeret.

See also

References

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


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