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{{Infobox French commune |name = Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique |commune status = Commune |image = Ramparts of Coucy le Chateau l Auffrique, Aisne, France P1070795.JPG |caption = Ramparts |image coat of arms = Blason Coucy-le-Chateau.svg |region = Hauts-de-France |department = Aisne |arrondissement = Laon |canton = Vic-sur-Aisne |INSEE = 02217 |postal code = 02380 |mayor = Jean-Claude Dumont |term = 2008–14 |intercommunality = Val de l'Ailette |coordinates = 49°31′13″N 3°19′21″E / 49.5203°N 3.3225°E / 49.5203; 3.3225Coordinates: 49°31′13″N 3°19′21″E / 49.5203°N 3.3225°E / 49.5203; 3.3225 |elevation m = 112 |elevation min m = 47 |elevation max m = 147 |area km2 = 11.46 |population = 1051 |population date = 2016-01-01 |population footnotes = [1]

Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. Its 1999 population for the commune was 995.

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GeographyEdit

Coucy is located west of Laon on the road between Tergnier (north) and Soissons (south) north-northeast of Paris.

The river Ailette forms most of the commune's southern border.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
19901,058—    
1999995−6.0%
20081,052+5.7%
20121,058+0.6%

PersonalitiesEdit

  • Henri Carette
  • Moses ben Jacob of Coucy
  • Xavier Gargan
  • César de Vendôme, (b. June 7, 1594)
  • Ferdinand Stanislas Bigot (May 6, 1809–1890), mayor of Coucy-le-Château in the 1870s
  • François Pipelet de Leury, (1722–1809), director of the Royal Academic Surgery, doctor of the royal family, mayor of Coucy-le-Château for thirty years. Lieutenant of the first surgeon for the king.

Points of interestsEdit

  • Ruins of the Château de Coucy. The modern town is squeezed into the space within the medieval walls.
  • A medieval garden
  • Domaine de la Grangère (a green space for the garden of the governor's house at the time) - landmark classified in 1931
  • A church - rebuilt after World War I.
  • The forest nearby Coucy is the place where the Paris Gun was located and first used in WWI.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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