Empuré

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Empuré
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Empuré is located in France
Empuré
Empuré
Coordinates: 46°01′25″N 0°03′09″E / 46.0236°N 0.0525°E / 46.0236; 0.0525Coordinates: 46°01′25″N 0°03′09″E / 46.0236°N 0.0525°E / 46.0236; 0.0525
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente
Arrondissement Confolens
Canton Villefagnan
Intercommunality Pays de Villefagnan
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Alain Étourneaud
Area
 • Land1 8.37 km2 (3.23 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 120
 • Population2 density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 16127 / 16240
Elevation 84–156 m (276–512 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 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.

Empuré is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France.

Bounded on the west by the Fountaine de Frédières, a small tributary of the Aume, the town lies on a plateau, located 3 km northwest of Villefagnan and 13 km west of Ruffec. The main crop is cereals.

The main route is the D27 route which crosses the commune from the north-west to south-east, which passes near the town of Empuré. The communes contains the hamlets Planchard in the west bordering the commune of Paizay-Naudouin-Embourie, Le Pouyaud to the north of the town and Bellevue etc.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 291 —    
1800 300 +3.1%
1806 326 +8.7%
1821 332 +1.8%
1831 358 +7.8%
1841 350 −2.2%
1846 338 −3.4%
1851 320 −5.3%
1856 318 −0.6%
1861 318 +0.0%
1866 294 −7.5%
1872 289 −1.7%
1876 289 +0.0%
1881 283 −2.1%
1886 292 +3.2%
1891 262 −10.3%
1896 250 −4.6%
1901 232 −7.2%
1906 237 +2.2%
1911 240 +1.3%
1921 180 −25.0%
1926 227 +26.1%
1931 191 −15.9%
1936 188 −1.6%
1946 160 −14.9%
1954 166 +3.8%
1962 155 −6.6%
1968 151 −2.6%
1975 112 −25.8%
1982 112 +0.0%
1990 113 +0.9%
1999 108 −4.4%
2008 120 +11.1%

Sights[edit]

Saint-Maixent

Église Saint-Maixent, a remarkable building from the twelfth century is characterised by its arched gateway, and the symbolic corbels that adorn its façade. It was classified a historical monument on May 9, 1914.

There is also a chateau in the commune and a town hall, built in the 16th century.

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