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Coat of arms of Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique
Coat of arms
Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 49°31′13″N 3°19′21″E / 49.5203°N 3.3225°E / 49.5203; 3.3225Coordinates: 49°31′13″N 3°19′21″E / 49.5203°N 3.3225°E / 49.5203; 3.3225
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Canton Vic-sur-Aisne
Intercommunality Val de l'Ailette
 • Mayor (2008–14) Jean-Claude Dumont
Area1 11.46 km2 (4.42 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 1,058
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02217 /02380
Elevation 47–147 m (154–482 ft)
(avg. 112 m or 367 ft)

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.

Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. Its 1999 population for the commune was 995.


Coucy is located west of Laon on the road between Tergnier (north) and Soissons (south) north-northeast of Paris.

The river Ailette forms most of the commune's southern border.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1990 1,058 —    
1999 995 −6.0%
2008 1,052 +5.7%
2012 1,058 +0.6%


  • Henri Carette
  • Moses ben Jacob of Coucy
  • Xavier Gargan
  • César de Vendôme, (b. June 7, 1594)
  • Ferdinand Stanislas Bigot (May 6, 1809–1890), mayor of Coucy-le-Château in the 1870s
  • François Pipelet de Leury, (1722–1809), director of the Royal Academic Surgery, doctor of the royal family, mayor of Coucy-le-Château for thirty years. Lieutenant of the first surgeon for the king.

Points of interests[edit]

  • Ruins of the Château de Coucy. The modern town is squeezed into the space within the medieval walls.
  • A medieval garden
  • Domaine de la Grangère (a green space for the garden of the governor's house at the time) - landmark classified in 1931
  • A church - rebuilt after World War I.
  • The forest nearby Coucy is the place where the Paris Gun was located and first used in WWI.

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