Château-Thierry


Château-Thierry

Château-Thierry

Château-Thierry Mairie Tour Balhan Remparts.jpg
Town hall
Coat of arms of Château-Thierry
Château-Thierry is located in France
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Château-Thierry
Administration
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Château-Thierry
Canton Château-Thierry
Intercommunality Château-Thierry
Mayor Jacque Krabal
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 59–222 m (194–728 ft)
(avg. 63 m/207 ft)
Land area1 16.49 km2 (6.37 sq mi)
Population2 14,831  (2008)
 - Density 899 /km2 (2,330 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02168/ 02400
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°02′N 3°24′E / 49.04°N 3.40°E / 49.04; 3.40

Château-Thierry is a commune in northern France about 56 miles (90 km) east-northeast of Paris. It is a sub-prefecture of the Aisne department in Picardy.

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History

In the late years of the western Roman empire, a small town called Otmus was settled on a site where the Soissons-Troyes road crossed the Marne river.

During the 8th century, Charles Martel kept king Theuderic IV prisoner in the castle of Otmus. At this time, the town took the name of Castrum Theodorici, later transformed in Château-Thierry (Castle of Thierry, Thierry is the French or early Roman language translation of Theuderic).

Panjab Restaurant, a Punjabi Pakistani Restaurant in Chateau Thierry

In 946, the castle of Château-Thierry was the home of Herbert le-Vieux, Count of Omois (Fr: comte d'Omois) of the House of Vermandois & Soissons.[citation needed]

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.

Battlefied of Chateau-Thierry in 1920.

In 1918, a mounting for the infamous Paris Gun was found near the castle. The cannon itself was never found.[citation needed]

Post Card from World War I showing the mounting of the Paris Gun

Geography

Château-Thierry is situated on the Marne River.

Population

Historical population of Château-Thierry
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851 1856
4080 4160 4730 4422 4697 4761 4995 5413 5629 5381
1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896 1901 1906
5761 6519 6623 6902 7015 7296 6863 7063 7083 7347
1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954 1962 1968
7771 7751 8266 8154 7928 8094 8841 10,006 11,049
1975 1982 1990 1999 2008
13,491 14,557 15,312 14,966 14,831

Sights

Transportation

Château-Thierry is the terminus station of a regional railway line starting from the Gare de l'Est in Paris. It is also one of the exits of the A4 motorway that links Paris with the east part of France. Transval operates the local bus routes.

Personalities

Château-Thierry was the birthplace of Jean de La Fontaine. Teddy Roosevelt's son Quentin was shot down in July 1918 while flying a French SPAD plane during WWI.

Twin towns

Château-Thierry is twinned with[1]:

See also

References

External links

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  • Chateau-Thierry — n. a World War I battle in northwestern France where the Allies defeated the Germans in 1918. Syn: battle of the Marne, Belleau Wood, Marne River. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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