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La Ferté-Milon is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

La Ferté-Milon
Chateau
Chateau
Coat of arms of La Ferté-Milon
Coat of arms
Location of La Ferté-Milon
La Ferté-Milon is located in France
La Ferté-Milon
La Ferté-Milon
La Ferté-Milon is located in Hauts-de-France
La Ferté-Milon
La Ferté-Milon
Coordinates: 49°10′42″N 3°07′26″E / 49.1783°N 3.1239°E / 49.1783; 3.1239Coordinates: 49°10′42″N 3°07′26″E / 49.1783°N 3.1239°E / 49.1783; 3.1239
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementSoissons
CantonVillers-Cotterêts
IntercommunalityOurcq et Clignon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Clément
Area
1
18.35 km2 (7.08 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,258
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02307 /02460
Elevation62–156 m (203–512 ft)
(avg. 67 m or 220 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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SightsEdit

In La Ferté-Milon stand the ruins of an unfinished castle, whose façade was 200 m long and 38 m high. The singular form of the tower walls was probably designed to resist cannons and protect the gate. The façade is preceded by a moat. On the right is a square tower of which two bare walls remain. The top of the ramparts is adorned with machicolation. Access to the town was protected by a former gate of which two towers remain.

Behind the ramparts, two 160 mm cannons from 1909 sit facing towards the valley. One is annotated in Russian with the number 5085.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
19621,680—    
19681,629−3.0%
19751,695+4.1%
19821,948+14.9%
19902,208+13.3%
19992,109−4.5%
20082,284+8.3%
20122,199−3.7%

PersonalitiesEdit

The tragedian Jean Racine was born in La Ferté-Milon on 21 December or 22 December 1639.

A statue of Racine as a child is located at the bottom of the paved Ruelle des rats. Nearby is a slate-roofed church with a square belfry with four turrets in each corner, one of which serves as a staircase.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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