Ardennes (department)

Ardennes is a department in the Grand Est region of northeastern France named after the Ardennes area. Its prefecture is the town Charleville-Mézières; the inhabitants of the department are known as Ardennaises. The department is surrounded by the French departments of Aisne to the west, Marne to the south, Meuse to the east and by the Belgian province of Namur to the north, it is traversed in its northern part by the winding valley of the Meuse and it is in this part of the department that the majority of people and activities are focused. Charleville-Mézières and Sedan are the main urban centres; the department is part of the Academy of Reims and under the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal of Reims. The INSEE and Post Code is 08. With an area of 5,229 square kilometres, the Ardennes was the smallest of the four departments that made up the region Champagne-Ardenne, it presents a degree of geographical diversity. Ardennes owes its name to a vast natural area, the Ardennes, a plateau cut by the Meuse and its many tributaries which extend above the Walloon part of southern Belgium as well as Luxembourg and the north of the neighbouring department of Meuse.

The highest point of the department is 504 m and is situated on the southern slopes of the Croix Scaille. It is in this part of the Ardennes mountains that the Meuse winds through, known locally as "the valley". Flowing into the northern part of the Ardennes department it waters both upstream and downstream the main cities of Sedan, Charleville-Mézières, Nouzonville, it has numerous tributaries – the main ones in the department being the Semois and the Chiers. In the south of the department where the Aisne flows lies the vast treeless plain of Champagne chalk extended to the south-west by the small grain-growing region of Porcien, while Thiérache in the west and Argonne in the east are fringe grasslands with highly individualized soils; the Ardennes department does not have a uniform climate throughout its territory not during the winter period. From the north near Aisne and the border with Belgium, through the centre near the Canton of Omont, to the south of the valley of the Meuse, the climate is considered "degraded continental".

The rest of the department has "temperate continental" climate. All this stems from the location of the department, midway between the English Channel, the North Sea and the interior of Europe; this difference can be observed. Winter is more rigorous and there is a higher risk of snow at Rocroi and Sedan – all cities in the north of the department where the common characteristics of the degraded continental climate prevail; this nuance of climate is evident by the temperature difference with the adjoining regions. The Nord-Pas-de-Calais and the Parisian Basin benefit from the maritime influences of the English Channel, the Pas de Calais, the North Sea as well as the geophysical conditions in the presence of flat terrain; this climatic difference is pronounced in the presence of frost in the valleys of the Meuse, the plateau of Rocroi, around the Croix-Scaille where it can be marked and has the disadvantage of persisting longer in the year with a significant influence on the vegetation. Despite a high birth rate, the department continues to lose population: 300,000 in 2000 due to high unemployment.

The two world wars have each time resulted in a loss of population. There were 330,000 people at the end of the 19th century; that the major urban areas of the department are the most affected is characterized by a stagnation of the population – a population decline of up to 2% compared to 1999 in the city centres and suburbs. The communes, are gaining inhabitants; this is explained by the search for better living in the countryside which matches the desire of many people to build a small land-holding a house with land to the detriment of their proximity to their workplace. This contemporary concept favours commuting between Home and Work; this is the phenomenon of suburbanization which has become common in the whole of France from which Ardennes does not escape. On 1 January 2006, the Ardennes population stood at 295,653 inhabitants; the population is declining in urban areas but five times less than in rural areas. The limited decline in the urban space where two thirds of the Ardennes people live is the result of two opposite dynamics.

Semi-urban communes have gained 0.5% of inhabitants per year over the period 1999–2006 at the expense of urban centres which lost 0.6% per year. For thirty years the population has lagged in the main cities of Ardennes. Between 1999 and 2006, the annual decline was 0.2% for Sedan and Rethel, 1.8% for Revin, 1% for Charleville-Mézières. The most unfavourable rural population change came from degradation of rural employment centres, such as Fumay or Vouziers and to a lesser extent that of their periphery; this was mitigated by a small increase in population in other rural communes. Population of main towns in 2014 The department is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790 under the Act of 22 December 1789, it includes part of the f


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