Allas-Champagne

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Allas-Champagne
Allas-Champagne is located in France
Allas-Champagne
Allas-Champagne
Coordinates: 45°28′15″N 0°20′20″W / 45.4708°N 0.3389°W / 45.4708; -0.3389Coordinates: 45°28′15″N 0°20′20″W / 45.4708°N 0.3389°W / 45.4708; -0.3389
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Jonzac
Canton Archiac
Intercommunality Haute-Saintonge
Government
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Yves Guénoux
Area
 • Land1 7.65 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 247
 • Population2 density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17006 / 17500
Elevation 35–77 m (115–253 ft)
(avg. 67 m or 220 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.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Allasiens, Allasiennes[1]

Geography[edit]

The commune of Allas-Champagne is located in the south of the department of Charente-Maritime in the former province of Saintonge some 10 km north-east of Jonzac and 5 km south-east of Archiac. It can be accessed by road D250 which comes east from the D699 linking Jonzac and Archiac through the village and continuing east as the D250E1 to Brie-sous-Archiac. There is also the D149 which comes from Archiac in the north passing thorough the heart of the commune and the village and continuing south to join the D2 road west of Meux. Apart from the village there are three hamlets in the commune: Godais, Chez Gondre, and La Valade. The commune consists entirely of farmland with the exception of a few very small patches of forest in the south.

Le Trefle river flows west through the south of the commune forming part of the southern border before continuing westwards to join the Seugne near Saint-Grégoire-d'Ardennes. A small unnamed stream also rises in the north of the commune and flows west then south to join the Trefle.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Yves Guénoux SE Sales Executive

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2009, the commune had 247 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]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
506 515 496 503 513 503 472 425 416
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
349 345 360 329 322 295 293 257 244
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
220 253 277 259 265 278 278 252 259
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
220 201 200 213 207 183 - 247 -

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


Distribution of Age Groups[edit]

The population of the commune is relatively old. The ratio of persons above the age of 60 years (25.1%) is higher than the national rate (21.6%) while being less than the departmental rate (28.1%). Unlike national and departmental averages the male population of the town is greater than the female population (51.5% against 48.4% nationally and 48.2% at the departmental level).

Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Allas-Champagne and Charente-Maritime Department in 2009

Allas-Champagne Allas-Champagne Charente-Maritime Charente-Maritime
Age Range Men Women Men Women
0 to 14 Years 23.1 19.3 17.2 15.1
15 to 29 Years 10.7 14.9 16.5 14.4
30 to 44 Years 27.3 20.2 18.7 17.9
45 to 59 Years 16.5 17.5 21.0 20.8
60 to 74 Years 15.7 16.7 17.2 17.8
75 to 89 Years 5.8 10.5 9.0 12.4
90 Years+ 0.8 0.1 0.5 1.5

Sources:

Education[edit]

A public kindergarten is located in the centre of the village.

Transport[edit]

Nearest Railway stations and halts[edit]

Nearest Airports and airfields[edit]

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • The Church of Saint-Didier from the 12th 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. ^ Inhabitants of (French)
  2. ^ a b Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France