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Château-Thierry
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Château-Thierry
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Château-Thierry
Area
1
16.49 km2 (6.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
14,329
 • Density 868.95/km2 (2,250.6/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02168 /02400
Elevation 59–222 m (194–728 ft)
(avg. 63 m or 207 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Château-Thierry is a commune in the Picardy region in the Aisne department in the north of France. It is on the Marne River.

Château-Thierry was the site of two important battles. The Battle of Château-Thierry (1814) in the Napoleonic Wars between France and Prussia, and Battle of Château-Thierry (1918) in World War I, between the United States and Germany.

In 1918, a mounting for the infamous Paris Gun was found near the castle, though the cannon itself had apparently been moved prior to the emplacement's discovery.

Geography

Château-Thierry is situated on the Marne River. Chateau-Thierry is situated at 56 miles from Paris.

Panorama Chateau-Thierry
Château-Thierry

Sights

  • Castle walls
  • Saint-Crépin church (15th century)
  • Balhan tower
  • Marne River
  • World War I Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial (south of the village of Belleau)
  • Chateau-Thierry American Monument (overlooking the town)
  • Champagne vineyards
  • Several churches

Twin towns

Château-Thierry is twinned with:

  • Pößneck, Germany (1989)
  • Aliartos, Greece
  • Unterlüß, Germany
  • Cisnădie, Romania
  • Kinyami, Rwanda
  • Mosbach, Germany (1974)
  • Grybów, Poland}
  • Ambohitrolomahitsy, Madagascar

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