Old tree at Agudelle
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Roland Arrivé|
|• Land1||5.36 km2 (2.07 sq mi)|
|• 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 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.
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.
List of Successive Mayors of Agudelle
(Not all data is known)
Agudelle is part of the Canton of Jonzac together with 19 other communes.
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.
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]
Distribution of Age Groups
Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Agudelle and Charente-Maririme Department in 2009
|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|
- Evolution and Structure of the population of the Commune in 2009, INSEE.
- Evolution and Structure of the population of the Department in 2009, INSEE.
Sites and Monuments
- 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.
- Communes of the Charente-Maritime department
- Cantons of the Charente-Maritime department
- Arrondissements of the Charente-Maritime department
- 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.
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