Asnières-la-Giraud

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Asnières-la-Giraud
Town hall
Town hall
Asnières-la-Giraud is located in France
Asnières-la-Giraud
Asnières-la-Giraud
Coordinates: 45°53′N 0°31′W / 45.89°N 0.52°W / 45.89; -0.52Coordinates: 45°53′N 0°31′W / 45.89°N 0.52°W / 45.89; -0.52
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Canton Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Intercommunality Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Christian Ferru
Area
 • Land1 18.64 km2 (7.20 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 922
 • Population2 density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17022 / 17400
Elevation 22–82 m (72–269 ft)
(avg. 49 m or 161 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.

Asnières-la-Giraud is a French commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Poitou-Charentes region of south-western France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Asnierois or Asnieroises.[1]

Geography[edit]

Asnières-la-Giraud is located some 38 km east of Rochefort and 7 km south of Saint-Jean-d'Angély. Access to the commune is by the D150 road from Saint-Jean-d'Angély in the north which passes through the west of the commune and the village and continues to Saint-Hilaire-de-Villefranche. The D120 road from Saint-Jean-d'Angély passes through the east of the commune and continues to Sainte-Même. The D217 road connects the D120 and the D150 in the commune and continues west to Mazeray. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of La Touzetterie on the north-eastern border, Moulin de la Laigne, La Laigne, Le Plonget, La Giraud, La Rue d'Asnières, Le Puits d'Asnières, Champmiaud, and La Tranche in the south. There are some patches of forest but most of the commune is farmland.[2]

The Loubat river flows south through the commune west of the D150 and through the village before continuing south.[2]

Geologically it is a limestone plateau of the Tithonian period (formerly called Portlandian)


Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Guy Madé Retired
2014 2020 Christian Ferru

(Not all data is known)

Budget and Taxation[edit]

The Taxation rates are: 6.28% for housing tax, 11.80% for developed land, 37% for undeveloped land, and 8% business tax. As the community of communes also levies all four taxes: respectively 2.46%, 5.50%, 11.91%, and 3.82%, this gives a total, before the department and the region, of: 8.74% for housing tax, 17.30% for developed land, 48.91% for undeveloped land, and 11.82% business tax (2007 figures).

Demography[edit]

In 2010 the commune had 922 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from 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
1,093 1,087 1,173 1,173 1,274 1,333 1,405 1,338 1,356
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1,335 1,389 1,418 1,379 1,327 1,281 1,152 1,130 1,021
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
1,002 967 886 879 891 863 821 768 732
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
808 767 704 748 817 875 902 922 -

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


Population of Asnières-la-Giraud

Distribution of Age Groups[edit]

The population of the town is relatively old. The ratio of persons above the age of 60 years (23.9%) is higher than the national average (21.6%) and the departmental average (28.1%). Unlike national and departmental allocations, the male population of the town is greater than the female population (51.1% against 48.4% nationally and 48.2% at the departmental level).

Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Asnières-la-Giraud and Charente-Maritime Department in 2010

Asnières Asnières Charente-M Charente-M
Age Range Men Women Men Women
0 to 14 Years 16.8 17.0 17.2 15.1
15 to 29 Years 14.5 13.7 16.4 14.3
30 to 44 Years 19.6 19.2 18.4 17.7
45 to 59 Years 23.8 24.6 20.8 20.6
60 to 74 Years 17.0 15.5 17.6 18.2
75 to 89 Years 7.7 8.8 9.1 12.5
90 Years+ 0.6 1.1 0.6 1.6

Sources:

Economy[edit]

Asnières-la-Giraud has always been an agricultural and viticultural; commune. Nevertheless there are many trades in teh commune: a garage, a mechanically construction business, an Emmaus warehouse, and activities linked to tourism with a hotel, a rural cottage, and a Youth Hostel called Chantageasse. The vineyards are in the Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) region of Cognac: the Fins Bois cru.

Culture and heritage[edit]

The well

Civil heritage[edit]

  • The Fontaines d'Asnières milk factoryLogo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4] at 17 Rue de la Laiterie is registered as a historical monument.
  • An old well
The Church bell tower

Religious heritage[edit]

  • The Church of Saint Medard

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Pierre Roy de Loulay, a French politician born on 26 August 1818 at Asnières-la-Giraud.

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, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes 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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