Agudelle

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Agudelle
Old tree at Agudelle
Old tree at Agudelle
Agudelle is located in France
Agudelle
Agudelle
Coordinates: 45°23′04″N 0°28′19″W / 45.3844°N 0.4719°W / 45.3844; -0.4719Coordinates: 45°23′04″N 0°28′19″W / 45.3844°N 0.4719°W / 45.3844; -0.4719
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Jonzac
Canton Jonzac
Intercommunality Haute-Saintonge
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Roland Arrivé
Area
 • Land1 5.36 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 108
 • Population2 density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17002 / 17500
Elevation 47–77 m (154–253 ft)
(avg. 72 m or 236 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.

Agudelle is a French commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Poitou-Charentes region of southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

Agudelle is located some 7 km south by south-west of Jonzac and 10 km east of Mirambeau. It can be accessed by the D153 road from Nieul-le-Virouil in the west to the village then continuing east to join the D19 road. There is also the D154E1 from Salignac-de-Mirambeau in the south through the commune to the village. There is a network of country roads covering the whole commune. The commune is mostly farmland with a large forest in the north and patches of forest in the south. Apart from the village there is also the hamlet of Chez Nicoleau in the south of the commune. The altitude varies from 47 to 77 metres above sea level

The western border of the commune consists of a stream which flows into the Etang d'Allas just outside the north-western border of the commune. The eastern border of the commune is delineated by the Maine stream which flows north.[1]

Neighbouring communes and villages[1][edit]

History[edit]

In the 12th century Agudelle forest belonged to the Order of Fontevraud. The chapel was given to Lambert, the founder of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Crown in 1116 to establish a priory.

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Agudelle

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Roland Arrivé DVG

(Not all data is known)

Canton[edit]

Agudelle is part of the Canton of Jonzac together with 19 other communes.

Inter-Communality[edit]

Agudelle part of the Community of communes of Haute-Saintonge. This group includes 123 communes in the south of Charente-Maritime and is the largest intercommunal structure in France.

Demography[edit]

According to the INSEE census of 2009, Agudelle had 108 inhabitants (a decrease of 13.6% compared to 1999). The commune occupies 32,169th place at the national level while it was at 30,718th in 1999 and the 452nd at the departmental level out of 472 communes.

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
242 296 266 232 257 262 253 244 247
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
248 240 240 239 230 234 217 199 262
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
210 207 188 176 198 202 180 180 208
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
165 166 118 119 99 125 - 108 -

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


Population of Agudelle

Distribution of Age Groups[edit]

Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Agudelle and Charente-Maririme Department in 2009

Agudelle Agudelle Charente-Maritime Charente-Maritime
Age Range Men Women Men Women
0 to 14 Years 16.9 15.4 17.2 15.1
15 to 29 Years 13.6 17.3 16.5 14.4
30 to 44 Years 16.9 15.4 18.7 17.9
45 to 59 Years 22.0 25.0 21.0 20.8
60 to 74 Years 18.6 17.3 17.2 17.8
75 to 89 Years 11.9 9.6 9.0 12.4
90 Years+ 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.5

Sources:

Economy[edit]

The main product of the commune is grapes for cognac and Pineau des Charentes.

Sites and Monuments[edit]

The Bell Tower at the Church of Saint Eutropius
Inside the church
  • The Church of Saint Eutropius, whose construction started in the 12th century, has been listed as a historical monument since 31 December 1986. A polychrome wooden statue of Saint Eutropius dating from the 17th and 18th centuries was registered on 21 January 1980. It was restored in 1988 by Christian Karoutzos. The church houses a bronze bell dating from 1556 which has been listed as a historical monument since 5 December 1908.
  • The House of the Tower dates from the 19th century.

See also[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. ^ a b Google Maps