Balnot-sur-Laignes

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Balnot-sur-Laignes
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Balnot-sur-Laignes
Coordinates: 48°01′58″N4°21′57″E / 48.0328°N 4.3658°E / 48.0328; 4.3658 Coordinates: 48°01′58″N4°21′57″E / 48.0328°N 4.3658°E / 48.0328; 4.3658
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Aube
Arrondissement Troyes
Canton Les Riceys
Intercommunality Barséquanais en Champagne
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Éric Fournier
Area
1
10.13 km2 (3.91 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01) [1]
155
  Density15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
10029 /10110
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Balnot-sur-Laignes is a commune in the Aube department in the Grand Est region of north-central France.

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The inhabitants of the commune are known as Balnotiers or Balnotières. [2]

The commune has been awarded one flower by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom. [3]

Geography

Balnot-sur-Laignes is located some 35 km south-east of Troyes and 10 km south of Bar-sur-Seine. Access to the commune is by the D452 road from Polisy in the north which passes down the eastern side of the commune just east of the village and continues south to Les Riceys. The D26 comes from Neuville-sur-Seine in the east and passes through the village continuing south-west to Bagneux-la-Fosse. The D184 from Avirey-Lingey passes through the western arm of the commune going north-west to join the D36. The commune is farmland in the east and west with a belt of dense forest through the centre. [4]

The Laignes river forms the eastern border of the commune as it flows north to join the Seine at Polisy.

Neighbouring communes and villages

History

During the French revolution the commune, which had been called Balnot-le-Châtel, changed its name to Balnot-sur-Laignes. [5]

Administration

List of Successive Mayors [6]

FromToNamePartyPosition
1857Morel
1887Jean Baptiste Claude Edouard Tetevide
20012026Éric Fournier

(Not all data is known)

Demography

In 2017 the commune had 155 inhabitants.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 636    
1800 595−0.95%
1806 550−1.30%
1821 588+0.45%
1831 350−5.06%
1836 518+8.16%
1841 530+0.46%
1846 328−9.15%
1851 501+8.84%
1856 473−1.14%
1861 457−0.69%
1866 437−0.89%
1872 420−0.66%
1876 400−1.21%
1881 389−0.56%
1886 379−0.52%
1891 359−1.08%
1896 348−0.62%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 371+1.29%
1906 314−3.28%
1911 286−1.85%
1921 240−1.74%
1926 266+2.08%
1931 218−3.90%
1936 207−1.03%
1946 202−0.24%
1954 164−2.57%
1962 162−0.15%
1968 172+1.00%
1975 153−1.66%
1982 149−0.38%
1990 158+0.74%
1999 175+1.14%
2007 159−1.19%
2012 161+0.25%
2017 155−0.76%
Source: EHESS [5] and INSEE [7]

Sites and monuments

A War Memorial for French Pacifists with the inscription "Maudite soit la guerre" (Cursed be war).

The Parish Church contains many items that are registered as historical monuments:

See also

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2017". INSEE . Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. Inhabitants of Aube (in French)
  3. Balnot-sur-Laignes in the Competition for Towns and Villages in Bloom Archived December 10, 2014, at the Wayback Machine (in French)
  4. Google Maps
  5. 1 2 Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Balnot-sur-Laignes, EHESS. (in French)
  6. List of Mayors of France (in French)
  7. Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  8. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10003736 Painting: the three Mary (in French) Camera aabb.svg
  9. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10003735 2 banks of Pews (in French) Camera aabb.svg
  10. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10003734 Sculpture (in French) Camera aabb.svg
  11. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10003733 Painting: The Annunciation (in French) Camera aabb.svg
  12. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10003732 Retable (in French) Camera aabb.svg
  13. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10003731 Stall (in French) Camera aabb.svg
  14. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10003730 Baptismal font (in French) Camera aabb.svg
  15. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10003729 2 Door Panels (in French) Camera aabb.svg
  16. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10003389 Sculpture: Christ on the Cross (in French)
  17. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10003388 Tombstone for Pierre-Louis Bourgeois (in French) Camera aabb.svg
  18. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10003387 Main Altar and Retable (in French) Camera aabb.svg
  19. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10003386 Virgin and child IM10003385 Saint Catherine (disappeared) IM10003384 Saint John the Baptist IM10003383 Saint Roch IM10003380 Saint Reine IM10003379 Saint Savinien (in French) Camera aabb.svg
  20. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10003382 Group Sculpture: Education of the Virgin (in French) Camera aabb.svg
  21. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10003381 Group Sculpture: Education of the Virgin (in French) Camera aabb.svg
  22. Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10003774 Furniture in the Church (in French)