Agonges

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Agonges
The Town Hall and Post Office
The Town Hall and Post Office
Agonges is located in France
Agonges
Agonges
Coordinates: 46°36′25″N 3°09′33″E / 46.6069°N 3.1592°E / 46.6069; 3.1592Coordinates: 46°36′25″N 3°09′33″E / 46.6069°N 3.1592°E / 46.6069; 3.1592
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Allier
Arrondissement Moulins
Canton Souvigny
Intercommunality Bocage Bourbonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Romain Juge
Area1 24.1 km2 (9.3 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 342
 • 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.

Agonges is a French commune in the Allier department in the Auvergne region of central France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Agongeois or Agongeoises[1]

Geography[edit]

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.[2]

The hamlets are:

  • Chateau de Beaumont
  • Chateau de Breuil
  • Chateau du Monceau
  • Fontenay
  • Grand Langeron
  • Grand Monceau
  • La Coulette
  • La Croix Peyre
  • La Loire
  • La Raymonerie
  • La Vallette
  • Lafont
  • Lalue
  • L'Augere
  • Lavault
  • 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
  • Retif

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.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

History[edit]

In 1807 the former commune of Breuil merged with Agonges.

Administration[edit]

View of Agonges and its church

List of Successive Mayors of Agonges[3]

From To Name Party Position
1977 2014 Guy Juge PCF
2014 2020 Romain Juge

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

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]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
750 725 644 744 709 729 646 707 778
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
747 775 816 844 880 881 852 851 831
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
756 753 741 630 604 572 512 534 479
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
474 437 385 327 300 357 371 342 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)


Population of Agonges

Culture and heritage[edit]

Civil heritage[edit]

The commune has a number of buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

  • The Chateau of Sacrots (17th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4]
  • The Chateau of La Pommeraye (15th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5] 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)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6] 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),Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[7] a rare example of a fortified domain from the 14th century in Bourbonnais.
  • The Chateau of Echardons (1792)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[8] was rebuilt in 1792 and it remains the only castle with two towers and a dovecote.
  • The Chateau of Beaumont (1740)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[9] 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)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[10]
  • The Chateau of Echardons Park (20th century).Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[11] The park is centred on a lane from the early 20th century.
  • The Park of La TuilerieLogo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[12]
  • The Park of La Pommeraie (20th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[13]
  • The Saulneraie GardenLogo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[14]
  • The Laugère Park (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[15]
Châteaux Picture Gallery

Religious heritage[edit]

The Church of Notre-Dame (12th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is registered as an historical monument.[16] [17] It contains a Bronze Bell (1578)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg that is registered as an historical object.[18]

Church of Notre Dame Picture Gallery

Notable People linked to the commune[edit]

  • François Dalphonse (1756-1821), politician, MP for Allier, owner of Beaumont Castle where he died
  • Jean Bardin, radio host

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1], 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inhabitants of Allier (French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA03000014 Chateau of Sacrots (French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA03000013 Chateau of La Pommeraye (French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA03000006 Chateau of Augère (French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00093417 Domain of Epine (French)Camera aabb.svg
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00092968 Chateau of Echardons (French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00092967 Chateau of Beaumont (French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA03000229 Chateau of Beaumont Park (French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA03000189 Chateau of Echardons Park (French)
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA03000188 Park of La Tuilerie (French)
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA03000187 Park of La Pommeraie (French)
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA03000184 Saulneraie Garden (French)
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA03000178 Laugère Park (French)
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00092969 Church of Notre-Dame (French)Camera aabb.svg
  17. ^ Jean Dupont, Nivernais Bourbonnais roman, p. 316, Éditions Zodiaque (collection "la nuit des temps" No. 45), La Pierre-qui-Vire, 1976 (French)
  18. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM03000001 Bronze bell (French)