Agudelle

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Agudelle
Old tree at Agudelle
Old tree at Agudelle
Location of Agudelle
Agudelle is located in France
Agudelle
Agudelle
Agudelle is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Agudelle
Agudelle
Coordinates: 45°23′04″N 0°28′19″W / 45.3844°N 0.4719°W / 45.3844; -0.4719Coordinates: 45°23′04″N 0°28′19″W / 45.3844°N 0.4719°W / 45.3844; -0.4719
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente-Maritime
ArrondissementJonzac
CantonJonzac
IntercommunalityHaute Saintonge
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Roland Arrivé
Area
1
5.36 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
138
 • Density26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
17002 /17500
Elevation47–77 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.

Agudelle is a French commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

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.[2] 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.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

History[edit]

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.

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Agudelle[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 Current Roland Arrivé DVG then PS

(Not all data is known)

Canton[edit]

Agudelle is part of the Canton of Jonzac together with 19 other communes.

Inter-Communality[edit]

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.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006114—    
2007113−0.9%
2008111−1.8%
2009108−2.7%
2010106−1.9%
2011114+7.5%
2012123+7.9%
2013131+6.5%
2014132+0.8%
2015134+1.5%
2016134+0.0%
Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
242 296 266 232 257 262 253 244 247
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
248 240 240 239 230 234 217 199 262
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
210 207 188 176 198 202 180 180 208
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
165 166 118 119 99 125 - 108 -

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

Distribution of Age Groups[edit]

Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Agudelle and Charente-Maririme Department in 2009

Agudelle Agudelle Charente-Maritime Charente-Maritime
Age Range Men Women Men Women
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
90 Years+ 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.5

Sources:

Economy[edit]

The main product of the commune is grapes for cognac and Pineau des Charentes.

Sites and Monuments[edit]

The Church of Eutropius
The Bell Tower
Inside the church
  • The Church of Saint Eutropius (12th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg has been listed as a historical monument since 31 December 1986.[4] The church contains two items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Statue: Saint Eutropius (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[5] in polychrome wood.
    • A Bronze Bell (1556)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[6]
  • The Tower House dates from the 19th century.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00104589 Church of Saint Eutropius ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM17000003 Statue: Saint Eutropius ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM17000002 Bronze Bell ‹See Tfd›(in French)