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Skyline of Allas-Bocage
Location of Allas-Bocage
Allas-Bocage is located in France
Allas-Bocage is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coordinates: 45°23′05″N 0°29′25″W / 45.3847°N 0.4903°W / 45.3847; -0.4903Coordinates: 45°23′05″N 0°29′25″W / 45.3847°N 0.4903°W / 45.3847; -0.4903
IntercommunalityHaute Saintonge
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Bernard Brossard
10.87 km2 (4.20 sq mi)
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
17005 /17150
Elevation39–108 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.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Allasiens or Allasiennes[2]


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.[3]

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.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]


The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Paul Viel DVG Retired
2014 Current Bernard Brossard DVG

(Not all data is known)


Historical population
Allas-Bocage War Memorial
Algerian War Memorial

Distribution of Age Groups[edit]

The Community Hall

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

Allas-Bocage Allas-Bocage Charente-Maritime Charente-Maritime
Age Range Men Women Men Women
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
90 Years+ 1.1 0.0 0.5 1.5


Sites and Monuments[edit]

The Church of Saint Martin

The Church of Saint Martin (12th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is a Romanesque building that is registered as an historical monument.[5] It contains four items listed as historical monuments since 5 December 1908:

  • A Tombstone (1261)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[6]
  • A Bronze bell (1618)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7] in the small bell tower.
  • A Stoup (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8] carved on three sides with angels, the sun, and a gable.
  • A Baptismal font (15th century)[9]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]



  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Charente-Maritime ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00104590 Church of Saint Martin ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM17000008 Tombstone ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM17000007 Bronze bell ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM17000006 Stoup ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM17000005 Baptismal font ‹See Tfd›(in French)