Charleville-Mézières


Charleville-Mézières

Charleville-Mézières

Charleville place ducale.jpg
Place Ducale
Coat of arms of Charleville-Mézières
Charleville-Mézières is located in France
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Charleville-Mézières
Administration
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Ardennes
Arrondissement Charleville-Mézières
Intercommunality Cœur d'Ardennes
Mayor Claudine Ledoux
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 133–323 m (436–1,060 ft)
(avg. 148 m/486 ft)
Land area1 31.44 km2 (12.14 sq mi)
Population2 50,876  (2008)
 - Density 1,618 /km2 (4,190 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 08105/ 08000
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 49°46′19″N 4°42′58″E / 49.771911°N 4.716122°E / 49.771911; 4.716122

Charleville-Mézières (French pronunciation: [ʃaʁ.lə.vil.me.zjɛʁ]) is a commune in northern France, capital of the Ardennes department in the Champagne-Ardenne region. Charleville-Mézières is located on the banks of the Meuse River.

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History

The commune of Charleville-Mézières was created in 1966 by the administrative grouping of five former communes, which already formed a single agglomeration. These communes were: Charleville, Étion, Mézières (former préfecture), Mohon and Montcy-Saint-Pierre. Another commune, Le Theux, had already been included into Mézières in 1965. It has a population of about 51,000.

Population

Historical population of Charleville-Mézières
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851 1866
7240 7724 8430 8320 7773 8878 9875 9353 9162 11,244
1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896 1901 1906
12,676 13,759 16,185 16,906 17,390 17,805 18,772 20,702
1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954 1962
22,654 21,689 22,634 22,708 22,557 20,193 22,536 24,668
1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2008
55,343 60,176 58,667 57,008 55,490 50,876

Culture

A marionette festival (French: Le festival des marionnettes) has been held there every three years since 1961. However, starting from 2011 marks its transition to a bi-annual event. There is also a giant marionette incorporated into a building, displaying a little show every 15 minutes when working normally.

The poet Arthur Rimbaud (1854–1891) was born in Charleville. The Musée Rimbaud (Rimbaud museum) is located in the old water mill (Le Vieux Moulin) to the north of the town.

Transportation

City buses are run by TAC, Transports de l’Agglomération de Charleville-Mézières. The Gare de Charleville-Mézières railway station offers connections to Paris (by TGV), Reims, Lille, Metz and regional destinations.

Sport

OFC Charleville represent the town at association football.

Twin towns

See also

References

External links




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