Aisne

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Aisne
Department

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Location of Aisne in France
Coordinates: 49°30′N 3°30′E / 49.5°N 3.5°E / 49.5; 3.5Coordinates: 49°30′N 3°30′E / 49.5°N 3.5°E / 49.5; 3.5
Country France
Region Picardy
Prefecture Laon
Subprefectures Château-Thierry
Saint-Quentin
Soissons
Vervins
Government
 • President of the General Council Yves Daudigny (PS)
Area1
 • Total 7,369 km2 (2,845 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 540,508
 • Rank 49th
 • Density 73.349/km2 (189.973/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 02
Arrondissements 5
Cantons 42
Communes 816

^1  French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Aisne (French pronunciation: [ɛːn]) is a department in France. Its prefecture is Laon.