Gorcy - Steel Industry

Steel Industry

In 1832, Jean Joseph Labbé built a first blast furnace in Gorcy, on the Parivaux. From 1846 to 1848, two new blast furnaces were built. The factory, partially destroyed during the war of 1870, is rebuilt and set in rights. In 1877, the two blast furnaces were removed and replaced by two other more powerful. Before the World War I, the Société métallurgique de Gorcy still exploits two blast furnaces which will disappear in the 30's.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 129
1800 115 −10.9%
1806 121 +5.2%
1821 237 +95.9%
1836 408 +72.2%
1841 423 +3.7%
1861 668 +57.9%
1866 657 −1.6%
1872 654 −0.5%
1876 799 +22.2%
1881 1,199 +50.1%
1886 861 −28.2%
1891 943 +9.5%
1896 1,053 +11.7%
1901 1,070 +1.6%
1906 1,124 +5.0%
1911 1,512 +34.5%
1921 1,250 −17.3%
1926 1,520 +21.6%
1931 1,516 −0.3%
1936 1,350 −10.9%
1946 1,100 −18.5%
1954 1,462 +32.9%
1962 2,228 +52.4%
1968 2,364 +6.1%
1975 2,686 +13.6%
1982 2,473 −7.9%
1990 2,168 −12.3%
1999 2,130 −1.8%
2006 2,333 +9.5%
1962 to 1999: Official population without duplicates
Source: Cassini-Ldh-EHESS et Insee 2009.

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