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Ay, Marne

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Ay (alternative spelling: Aÿ) is a former commune in the Marne department in northeastern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Aÿ-Champagne.[1]

Ay
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Coat of arms of Ay
Coat of arms
Location of Ay
Ay is located in France
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Ay
Ay is located in Grand Est
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Ay
Coordinates: 49°03′22″N 4°00′14″E / 49.0561°N 4.004°E / 49.0561; 4.004Coordinates: 49°03′22″N 4°00′14″E / 49.0561°N 4.004°E / 49.0561; 4.004
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMarne
ArrondissementÉpernay
CantonÉpernay-1
IntercommunalityCC Grande Vallée Marne
Government
 • Mayor (-) -
Area
1
10.43 km2 (4.03 sq mi)
Population
(2013)2
3,978
 • Density380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
51030 /51160
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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ChampagneEdit

Ay is most famous as a centre of the production of Champagne. Ay's vineyards are located in the Vallée de la Marne subregion of Champagne, and are classified as Grand Cru (100%) in the Champagne vineyard classification. Many prestigious Champagne houses own vineyards in the immediate vicinity, and several producers are located in Ay, including Ayala and Bollinger.

International relationsEdit

Ay is twinned with:

PersonalitiesEdit

Ay was the birthplace of:

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 9 November 2015 (in French)