Athies-sous-Laon

Athies-sous-Laon is a commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.

Athies-sous-Laon
Town hall
Town hall
Location of Athies-sous-Laon
Athies-sous-Laon is located in France
Athies-sous-Laon
Athies-sous-Laon
Athies-sous-Laon is located in Hauts-de-France
Athies-sous-Laon
Athies-sous-Laon
Coordinates: 49°34′26″N 3°41′02″E / 49.5739°N 3.6839°E / 49.5739; 3.6839Coordinates: 49°34′26″N 3°41′02″E / 49.5739°N 3.6839°E / 49.5739; 3.6839
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementLaon
CantonLaon-2
IntercommunalityPays de Laon
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Yves Brun
Area
1
15.44 km2 (5.96 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
2,604
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02028 /02840
Elevation64–87 m (210–285 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Athissiens or Athissiennes[2]

GeographyEdit

Athies-sous-Laon is located 3 km east of Laon and 15 km west of Sissonne. It can be accessed by the D977 from Laon which continues east to Gizy. The Autoroute des Anglais (A26, E17) traverses the commune from north to south-east but there is no exit in the commune. There is also a railway line going east from Laon with a station in the commune north-east of the town. The town area of Athies-sous-Laon is quite large but is separated from Laon by farmland. There is the remains of part of a disused airbase in the north of the commune but most of the rest of the commune is farmland with a small area of forest near the town.[3]

The Ru du Barentons stream flows from the north where it forms part of the northern border of the commune and continues south-east through the town then west to join the Marais Canal.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3]Edit

AdministrationEdit

List of Successive Mayors of Athies-sous-Laon[4]

From To Name Party Position
1959 2001 Jacques Camus PCF
2001 2008 Germain Devin DVG
2008 Present Yves Brun MRC

(Not all data is known)

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
20042,153—    
20062,230+3.6%
20072,307+3.5%
20082,385+3.4%
20092,462+3.2%
20102,515+2.2%
20112,631+4.6%
20122,624−0.3%
20132,616−0.3%
20142,607−0.3%
20152,602−0.2%
20162,600−0.1%

Sites and MonumentsEdit

Notable People linked to the communeEdit

Sub-Lieutenant César Méléra of the Colonial Infantry was born in Athies-sous-Laon on 14 July 1884, mobilized on 2 August 1914, fought at the Yser, in Artois, the Champagne, and in Verdun. He was severely wounded in Verdun on 18 August 1916, three times mentioned in dispatches, Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. He died for France struck by a bullet to the heart at Brin (Lorraine) on 25 October 1918. He was the Author of the book Verdun (June–July 1916) the Mountain of Reims (May–June 1918), Editions de La Lucarne, 1925 (in French). His name appears in the Panthéon among dead writers of the Field of Honour during the 1914-1918 war.

See alsoEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

NotesEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Aisne (in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)