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Coordinates: 49°02′N 3°24′E / 49.04°N 3.40°E / 49.04; 3.40

Commune of Château-Thierry

Château-Thierry Mairie Tour Balhan Remparts.jpg
Town hall
Location
Château-Thierry is located in France
Château-Thierry
Administration
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Château-Thierry
Canton Château-Thierry
Intercommunality Château-Thierry
Mayor Jacque Krabal
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 59–222 m (190–730 ft)
(avg. 63 m/210 ft)
Land area1 16.49 km2 (6.37 sq mi)
Population2 14,967  (1999)
 - Density 908 /km2 (2,350 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 02168/ 02400
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Château-Thierry is a commune in northern France about 56 miles (90 km) east-northeast of Paris. It is a sub-prefecture of the Aisne department in Picardie.

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History

In 946 the castle of Château-Thierry was the home of Herbert le-Vieux, Count of Omois (Fr: comté d'Omois) of the House of Vermandois & Soissons.

Château-Thierry was the site of two important battles. The Battle of Château-Thierry (1814) in the Napoleonic Wars between France and Prussia, and Battle of Château-Thierry (1918) in World War I, between the United States and Germany.

In 1918 a mounting for the infamous Paris Gun was found near the castle. The cannon itself was never found.

Post Card from World War I showing the mounting of the Paris Gun

Geography

Château-Thierry is situated on the Marne River.

Monuments and tourist attractions

Transportation

Château-Thierry is the terminus station of a regional railway line starting from the Gare de l'Est in Paris. It is also one of the exits of the A4 motorway that links Paris with the east part of France.

Miscellaneous

Château-Thierry was the birthplace of Jean de La Fontaine. Teddy Roosevelt's son Quentin was shot down in July 1918 while flying a French SPAD plane during WWI.

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Twin towns

Château-Thierry is twinned with:

Château-Thierry

See also

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