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Suippes is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Suippes is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 49°07′51″N 4°31′57″E / 49.1308°N 4.5325°E / 49.1308; 4.5325Coordinates: 49°07′51″N 4°31′57″E / 49.1308°N 4.5325°E / 49.1308; 4.5325
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Marne
Arrondissement Châlons-en-Champagne
Canton Argonne Suippe et Vesle
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Région de Suippes
 • Mayor Jean-HUGUIN
Area1 42.25 km2 (16.31 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 3,497
 • Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 51559 /51600
Elevation 129–196 m (423–643 ft)
(avg. 135 m or 443 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.

Suippes is a commune in the Marne department in north-eastern France.

It is home to France's 40th Artillery Regiment and was once home to 15th Artillery Regiment which operated the nuclear Pluton missile as part of France's deterrent during the Cold war. During early months of World War One, British soldiers were deployed here and were to march to Châlons-sur-Marne to fight the First Battle of the Marne.

Église mairie corps de garde Suippes.jpg


The commune is traversed by the Suippe river, from which it takes its name.