Attigny (Ardennes)

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Attigny (France)
region Grand Est
Department Ardennes
Arrondissement Vouziers
Canton Attigny
Community association Crêtes Préardennaises
Coordinates 49 ° 29 ′  N , 4 ° 35 ′  E Coordinates: 49 ° 29 ′  N , 4 ° 35 ′  E
height 77-133 m
surface 11.46 km 2
Residents 1,128 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 98 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 08130
INSEE code

Attigny is a French commune with 1,128 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the Ardennes department in the Grand Est region ; it belongs to the arrondissement of Vouziers and the canton of Attigny .


The municipality is located between Rethel and Vouziers on the Aisne river . The Saint-Lambert tributary also flows here .

Neighboring communities

Charbogne Saint-Lambert-et-Mont-de-Jeux
Givry Neighboring communities Voncq
Vaux-Champagne Sainte-Vaubourg Chuffilly-Roche


In the 8th and 9th centuries, the Attigny royal palace was one of the most important residences of the Carolingians . It was here that Widukind was baptized in 785 and the public act of penance by Louis the Pious , the penance of Attigny , took place in 822 . In 978, the Palatinate Attigny was burned down after the surprise attack by the West Franconian King Lothar on the Aachen royal palace when Otto II countered. It was not rebuilt after that and soon disappeared from the map. However, the Attigny domain continued to belong to the crown estate and was the only royal estate north of the Île-de-France next to Montreuil when Hugo Capet took office in 987 .

The place Attigny itself belonged to the domain Attigny, but was not the location of the Palatinate, but rather the place within the domain and on the banks of the Aisne where travelers could dock. The royal palace of Attigny stood a little to the south on flood-proof terrain in what is now the municipality of Sainte-Vaubourg .

Population development

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2012
Residents 1525 1536 1445 1265 1216 1200 1184 1240
Sources: Cassini and INSEE



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