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Coordinates: 49°54′03″N 3°37′42″E / 49.900833°N 3.628333°E / 49.900833; 3.628333

Commune of Guise

Guise is located in France
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Vervins
Canton Guise
Mayor Daniel Cuvelier
Elevation 91–157 m (300–520 ft)
(avg. 97 m/320 ft)
Land area1 16.13 km2 (6.23 sq mi)
Population2 5,901  (1999)
 - Density 366 /km2 (950 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02361/ 02120
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.

Guise is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardie in northern France. The ruins of the medieval castle of Guise, seat of the Dukes of Guise, are located in the commune.

  • Population: 6,066
  • Area: 15.54 km2 (6.00 sq mi)
  • Altitude: 97 m


Guise is the agricultural centre of the northern area of Aisne.


Guise was the birthplace of Camille Desmoulins (1760-1794), a journalist and politician who played an important part in the French Revolution.

Familistère Godin

It also hosted Jean-Baptiste Godin's familistère, created on the model of Charles Fourier's phalanstères.

See also


1911 encyclopedia

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Simple English

Guise is a commune. It is found in the region Picardie in the Aisne department in the north of France.


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