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Barenton-Bugny is a commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.

The road into Barenton-Bugny
The road into Barenton-Bugny
Barenton-Bugny is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Barenton-Bugny is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 49°38′02″N 3°39′08″E / 49.6339°N 3.6522°E / 49.6339; 3.6522Coordinates: 49°38′02″N 3°39′08″E / 49.6339°N 3.6522°E / 49.6339; 3.6522
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Canton Marle
Intercommunality Pays de la Serre
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Gérard Bourez
Area1 11.38 km2 (4.39 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 589
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 02046 /02000
Elevation 64–96 m (210–315 ft)

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.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Barentonais or Barentonaises[1]



Barenton-Bugny is located some 5 km north by north-west of Laon and 8 km south of Crecy-sur-Serre. The Autoroute des Anglais (A26 autoroute) passes through the commune and there is an exit just south of the commune to National Highway N2 which passes north-east though the commune. From National Highway N2 the commune can be accessed on road D546 going north to the village then continuing north-west to intersect the D545 going north to Barenton-Cel. The D513 also goes east from the village to Monceau-le-Waast. There is also the D967 road which passes north-south through the western edge of the commune. Apart from the village and a few patches of forest the commune is entirely farmland with no other villages or hamlets.[2]

The north-western border of the commune is delineated by the Ruisseau de Longedeau which flows into the Ru des Barentons and continues north changing its name a few times before joining the Souche river.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2]Edit


The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors of Barenton-Bugny[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Michel Batteux DVG
2014 2020 Gérard Bourez

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 589 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
289 328 383 460 618 647 653 710 710
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
735 673 702 703 717 646 644 658 645
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
558 564 514 519 536 559 548 603 554
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2008 2010
529 519 489 527 578 533 570 580 589

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Barenton-Bugny War Memorial
Population of Barenton-Bugny

Sites and MonumentsEdit

The Church of Saint Martin
  • The Church of Saint Martin (12th century)  is registered as an historical monument.[4]
Picture Gallery

Notable People linked to the communeEdit

  • René Blondelle, Senator for Aisne and one of the largest postwar farmers in Barenton-Bugny.

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1] Archived 2016-03-06 at the Wayback Machine., the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.


  1. ^ Inhabitants of Aisne (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00115517 Church of Saint Martin (in French)