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Courcelles-sur-Vesle
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Soissons
Canton Fère-en-Tardenois
Area
1
8.81 km2 (3.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
332
 • Density 37.68/km2 (97.60/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02224 /02220
Elevation 52–176 m (171–577 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Courcelles-sur-Vesle is a commune. It is found in the region Picardie in the Aisne department in the north of France. Its population is 295 (1999 census). Its density is 32 inhabitants/km².

History

It's in this village that Napoléon met Marie-Louise, in front of the church, on March 27 1810. She became Empress of the French at just 19 years of age. At the time Napoléon was 41.

Administration

The Mayor since 2001 has been Luc tordeux. He was re-elected in 2008. The next elections are in 2014.

Inhabitants

Change in population
(Source : INSEE)
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
227 260 227 222 270 295 321
From the year 1968 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) only counted once.

Monuments

The remains of the choir of the old church have had Listed Building status since 1927.

The Chapel called "Le Calvaire", has been a Listed Building since 1929.

The Courcelles sur Vesle castle was built in 1694. It was ordered by the Baron Jacques de la Grange. In 1988, it became a Hotel and a restaurant .

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