The Town Hall and Post Office
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Romain Juge|
|Area1||24.1 km2 (9.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||14/km2 (37/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||03002 / 03210|
|Elevation||204–266 m (669–873 ft)
(avg. 228 m or 748 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Agongeois or Agongeoises
Agonges is located some 15 km north-west of Moulins and 50 km south of Nevers. It can be accessed by several roads: the D58 from Saint-Menoux in the south passes through the village and continues north, the D133 comes from the D953 in the south-west to the village and continues north-east to Bagneux, the D54 comes from Franchesse in the north-west to the village then continues east to join the D13, the D139 comes from Couzon in the north to join the D54 in the commune, and the D13 passes through the north-eastern corner of the commune. The commune consists entirely of farmland with numerous hamlets other than the village.
The hamlets are:
- Chateau de Beaumont
- Chateau de Breuil
- Chateau du Monceau
- Grand Langeron
- Grand Monceau
- La Coulette
- La Croix Peyre
- La Loire
- La Raymonerie
- La Vallette
- Le Breuron
- Le Lieu Jobier
- Le Moulin Rateau
- Le Pingon
- Le Plaix
- Les Brosses
- Les Carrons
- Les Fourches
- Les Regnauds
- Les Sacrots
- Les Sodais
- Les Tarnissats
- Petit Langeron
- Petit Monceau
The Ours river flows through the commune from the south passing west of the village and continuing north to join the Burge which forms part of the northern border. There are small lakes in the north of the commune that link to the Burge. The Burge continues north to join the Allier south of Le Port Barreau.
In 1807 the former commune of Breuil merged with Agonges.
List of Successive Mayors of Agonges
(Not all data is known)
In 2010 the commune had 342 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]
Culture and heritage
The commune has a number of buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:
- The Chateau of Sacrots (17th century)
- The Chateau of La Pommeraye (15th century) is in a manor park from the 18th century equipped with round towers in the style of the 15th century.
- The Chateau of Augère (Middle Ages) has a medieval dungeon covered with a roof extended by a Gothic building in the 19th century and still has a moat.
- The Domain of Epine (15th century), a rare example of a fortified domain from the 14th century in Bourbonnais.
- The Chateau of Echardons (1792) was rebuilt in 1792 and it remains the only castle with two towers and a dovecote.
- The Chateau of Beaumont (1740) was rebuilt in 1740 on the site of a fortified castle of which only a tower and a dovecote remain.
- The Chateau of Beaumont Park (20th century)
- The Chateau of Echardons Park (20th century). The park is centred on a lane from the early 20th century.
- The Park of La Tuilerie
- The Park of La Pommeraie (20th century)
- The Saulneraie Garden
- The Laugère Park (19th century)
- Châteaux Picture Gallery
- Church of Notre Dame Picture Gallery
The chevet of the church
- François Dalphonse (1756-1821), politician, MP for Allier, owner of Beaumont Castle where he died
- Jean Bardin, radio host
- Communes of the Allier department
- Cantons of the Allier department
- Arrondissements of the Allier department
- Agonges on the old National Geographic Institute website (French)
- Agonges on Lion1906
- Agonges on Google Maps
- Agonges on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
- Agonges on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Agonges on the INSEE website (French)
- INSEE (French)
Notes and references
- At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 , the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.
- Inhabitants of Allier (French)
- Google Maps
- List of Mayors of France (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA03000014 Chateau of Sacrots (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA03000013 Chateau of La Pommeraye (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA03000006 Chateau of Augère (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00093417 Domain of Epine (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00092968 Chateau of Echardons (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00092967 Chateau of Beaumont (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA03000229 Chateau of Beaumont Park (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA03000189 Chateau of Echardons Park (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA03000188 Park of La Tuilerie (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA03000187 Park of La Pommeraie (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA03000184 Saulneraie Garden (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA03000178 Laugère Park (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00092969 Church of Notre-Dame (French)
- Jean Dupont, Nivernais Bourbonnais roman, p. 316, Éditions Zodiaque (collection "la nuit des temps" No. 45), La Pierre-qui-Vire, 1976 (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM03000001 Bronze bell (French)
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