Fumay (French pronunciation: ​[fy.mɛ]) is a commune in the Ardennes department in northern France, very close to the Belgian border. The engineer Charles-Hippolyte de Paravey was born in Fumay.

Fumay
A general view of Fumay
A general view of Fumay
Coat of arms of Fumay
Coat of arms
Location of Fumay
Fumay is located in France
Fumay
Fumay
Fumay is located in Grand Est
Fumay
Fumay
Coordinates: 49°59′39″N 4°42′27″E / 49.9942°N 4.7075°E / 49.9942; 4.7075Coordinates: 49°59′39″N 4°42′27″E / 49.9942°N 4.7075°E / 49.9942; 4.7075
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentArdennes
ArrondissementCharleville-Mézières
CantonRevin
IntercommunalityArdennes Rives de Meuse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Blanchemanche
Area
1
37.56 km2 (14.50 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
3,379
 • Density90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
08185 /08170
Elevation116–255 m (381–837 ft)
(avg. 127 m or 417 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

It is situated in the Meuse valley, the main part of the town being surrounded by a large meander of the river.

 
Fumay from the north-east

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,815—    
18061,891+4.2%
18212,213+17.0%
18312,421+9.4%
18362,654+9.6%
18412,903+9.4%
18463,390+16.8%
18513,447+1.7%
18563,535+2.6%
18613,918+10.8%
18664,699+19.9%
18724,565−2.9%
18764,857+6.4%
18815,231+7.7%
18865,176−1.1%
18915,065−2.1%
18965,281+4.3%
YearPop.±%
19015,668+7.3%
19065,836+3.0%
19115,790−0.8%
19214,789−17.3%
19265,339+11.5%
19315,376+0.7%
19364,940−8.1%
19464,013−18.8%
19544,837+20.5%
19626,185+27.9%
19686,426+3.9%
19756,147−4.3%
19825,782−5.9%
19905,363−7.2%
19994,667−13.0%
20083,884−16.8%

EconomyEdit

Fumay is sometimes known as "The City of Slate" (La Cité de l'Ardoise) due to the slate mining which brought prosperity to the town in the nineteenth century. The last slate mine was closed in 1971.

 
Fumay across the river

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.

External linksEdit