Vouziers

former commune in Ardennes, France

Vouziers (French pronunciation: ​[vu.zje]) is a commune of the Ardennes department in northern France.

coat of arms
Vouziers
Saint-Maurille
Coat of arms of Vouziers
Coat of arms
Location of Vouziers
Vouziers is located in France
Vouziers
Vouziers
Vouziers is located in Grand Est
Vouziers
Vouziers
Coordinates: 49°23′50″N 4°41′54″E / 49.3972°N 4.6983°E / 49.3972; 4.6983Coordinates: 49°23′50″N 4°41′54″E / 49.3972°N 4.6983°E / 49.3972; 4.6983
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentArdennes
ArrondissementVouziers
CantonVouziers, Attigny
IntercommunalityArgonne Ardennaise
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Yann Dugard
Area
1
42.48 km2 (16.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
3,918
 • Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
08490 /08400
Elevation89–186 m (292–610 ft)
(avg. 148 m or 486 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Geographical informationEdit

The river Aisne flows through Vouziers, doubled by a branch of the "canal des Ardennes".

The town lies between the Forest of Argonne, the pre-Ardennes, and Champagne, and near the Ardennes Massif (dense woodland). It is not far from Charleville-Mézières, Sedan (the largest medieval castle in Europe), Rocroi, Reims (where the kings of France were crowned), Châlons-en-Champagne, and Varennes-en-Argonne (where Louis XVI was arrested during the French Revolution). On 1 June 2016, the former communes Terron-sur-Aisne and Vrizy were merged into Vouziers.[2]

PopulationEdit

Historical population
Year Population ±%
1793 1,380
1800 1,535 +11.2%
1806 1,951 +27.1%
1821 1,988 +1.9%
1831 2,003 +0.8%
1836 2,101 +4.9%
1841 2,410 +14.7%
1846 2,771 +15.0%
1851 2,862 +3.3%
1866 3,073 +7.4%
1872 3,059 −0.5%
1876 3,458 +13.0%
1881 3,453 −0.1%
1886 3,737 +8.2%
1891 3,808 +1.9%
1896 3,669 −3.7%
1901 3,546 −3.4%
1906 3,436 −3.1%
1911 3,591 +4.5%
1921 3,328 −7.3%
1926 3,475 +4.4%
1931 3,130 −9.9%
1936 3,314 +5.9%
1946 3,135 −5.4%
1954 3,423 +9.2%
1962 3,973 +16.1%
1968 4,569 +15.0%
1975 5,069 +10.9%
1982 4,953 −2.3%
1990 4,807 −2.9%
1999 4,742 −1.4%
2007 4,226 −10.9%
2008 4,183 −1.0%
2012 4,046 −3.3%
2014 4,004 −1.0%
2015 4,383 +9.5%

The inhabitants are called Vouzinois.

Relations with other citiesEdit

Vouziers is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. Arrêté préfectoral 9 May 2016 (in French)