|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Bernard Brossard|
|• Land1||10.87 km2 (4.20 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||18/km2 (46/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||17005 / 17150|
|Elevation||39–108 m (128–354 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 Allasiens or Allasiennes
Allas-Bocage is located some 5 km north-east of Mirambeau and 40 km south by south-west of Cognac. It can be accessed by the minor D151 road running off the D730 in the south-west and continuing north-east through the commune to the village then north to Jonzac. The D153 road also goes from Nieul-le-Virouil in the north-west through the commune north of the village and continues to join the D19 highway in the east. The D50 road from Nieul-le-Virouil also passes through the western part of the commune going south to Soubran. There are three hamlets in the commune apart from the village: Le Pain, Le Maine-Neuf, and Berceleu. The commune is mostly farmland with forests along the eastern border.
The Tarnac river forms the western border of the commune and an unnamed stream forms much of the southern border of the commune flowing west to join the Ruisseau de Fanioux to form the Tarnac river. The Etang d'Allas is an elongated lake which forms the north-eastern border of the commune and the stream that flows out of the lake forms the northern border before joining the Maine in the north.
List of Successive Mayors
(Not all data is known)
After the 2007 census, Allas-Bocage had 186 inhabitants (24% greater than in 1999). By population the commune was at 27,662nd place nationally against 29,060th place in 1999 and in 2007 was 412nd out of 472 communes in the department.
In 2009, the commune had 193 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 communes 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
The population of the commune is relatively old. The ratio of persons above the age of 60 years (23.4%) was higher than the national rate (21.6%) while being less than the departmental average (28.1%). As with the national and departmental ratios, the female population of the commune is higher than the male population. The rate (54.4%) is significantly higher than the national rate (51.6%). The distribution of the population of the commune by age groups was, in 2009, as follows:
Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Allas-Bocage and Charente-Maritime Department in 2009
|0 to 14 Years||14.9||22.5||17.2||15.1|
|15 to 29 Years||10.6||8.1||16.5||14.4|
|30 to 44 Years||21.3||21.6||18.7||17.9|
|45 to 59 Years||23.4||23.4||21.0||20.8|
|60 to 74 Years||16.0||15.3||17.2||17.8|
|75 to 89 Years||12.8||9.0||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
- A Tombstone (1261)
- A Bronze bell (1618) in the small bell tower.
- A Stoup (15th century) carved on three sides with angels, the sun, and a gable.
- A Baptismal font (15th century)
- Communes of the Charente-Maritime department
- Cantons of the Charente-Maritime department
- Arrondissements of the Charente-Maritime department
- Allas-Bocage on the old IGN website (French)
- Allas-Bocage on Lion1906
- Allas-Bocage on Google Maps
- Allas-Bocage on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
- Allas Boccage on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Allas-Bocage 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 Charente-Maritime (French)
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- List of Mayors of France
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00104590 Church of Saint Martin (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM17000008 Tombstone (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM17000007 Bronze bell (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM17000006 Stoup (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM17000005 Baptismal font (French)