Avançon, Ardennes

Avançon is a commune in the Ardennes département in the Grand Est region of northern France.

Avançon
View of the Church, cemetery, and town hall
View of the Church, cemetery, and town hall
Coat of arms of Avançon
Coat of arms
Location of Avançon
Avançon is located in France
Avançon
Avançon
Avançon is located in Grand Est
Avançon
Avançon
Coordinates: 49°28′34″N 4°14′45″E / 49.4761°N 4.2458°E / 49.4761; 4.2458Coordinates: 49°28′34″N 4°14′45″E / 49.4761°N 4.2458°E / 49.4761; 4.2458
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentArdennes
ArrondissementRethel
CantonChâteau-Porcien
IntercommunalityPays Rethélois
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Yvan Lefevre[1]
Area
1
20.99 km2 (8.10 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
323
 • Density15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
08038 /08300
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 Avançonnais or Avançonnaises.[3]

GeographyEdit

Avançon is located some 10 km south-west of Rethel and 11 km east of Asfeld. Access to the commune is by the D18 road from Acy-Romance in the north-east which passes through the commune to the village near the centre then continues west to Blanzy-la-Salonnaise. The D26 road goes from the village north to Taizy. The D150 goes south-west from the village to Saint-Loup-en-Champagne. The commune is entirely farmland.[4]

Neighbouring communes and villagesEdit

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HeraldryEdit

Blazon:

Azure, a fleur-de-lis Argent between three mullets Or.



AdministrationEdit

List of Successive Mayors[5]

From To Name
1793 1807 Rémy Tagnon
1807 1830 Guillaume Alexandre Monceau
1830 1839 Jean Trichet
1839 1843 Barthélémy Michelet
1843 1876 Jean Nicolas Rémy Legrand
1876 1892 Alexandre Paul Victor Koehler
1892 1912 Hubert Emmanuel Legros
1912 1919 Charles Eugène Michelet
1919 1921 Barthélémy Michelet
1921 1929 Edmond Désiré Lefevre
1929 1965 Rémy Achille Monceau
1965 1994 Bernard Edmond Lefevre
1994 2001 Marie-Hélène Michelet
2001 2014 Philippe Hourlier
2014 2020 Hubert Launois
2020 current Yvan Lefevre

DemographyEdit

In 2017 the commune had 313 inhabitants.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 475—    
1800 490+0.45%
1806 488−0.07%
1821 501+0.18%
1831 461−0.83%
1836 477+0.68%
1841 488+0.46%
1846 492+0.16%
1851 515+0.92%
1866 478−0.50%
1872 480+0.07%
1876 464−0.84%
1881 431−1.46%
1886 418−0.61%
1891 398−0.98%
1896 394−0.20%
1901 404+0.50%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1906 406+0.10%
1911 332−3.94%
1921 260−2.41%
1926 301+2.97%
1931 268−2.30%
1936 268+0.00%
1946 292+0.86%
1954 292+0.00%
1962 291−0.04%
1968 262−1.73%
1975 258−0.22%
1982 270+0.65%
1990 322+2.23%
1999 300−0.78%
2007 318+0.73%
2012 308−0.64%
2017 313+0.32%
Source: EHESS[6] and INSEE[7]

Culture and heritageEdit

Religious heritageEdit

The commune has one religious building that is registered as an historical monument:

  • The Church of Saint Remi (13th century) [8] The Church contains one item that is registered as an historical object:

Notable people linked to the communeEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Inhabitants of Ardennes (in French)
  4. ^ a b Google Maps
  5. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  6. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Avançon, EHESS. (in French)
  7. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00078338 Church of Saint Remi (in French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM08000039 Eagle Lectern (in French) 

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