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Allas-Bocage is located in France
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
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Jonzac
Canton Mirambeau
Intercommunality Haute-Saintonge
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Bernard Brossard
Area1 10.87 km2 (4.20 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 212
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 17005 /17150
Elevation 39–108 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Allas-Bocage is a French 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[1]


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.[2]

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.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Paul Viel DVG Retired
2014 2020 Bernard Brossard

(Not all data is known)


After the 2007 census, Allas-Bocage had 186 inhabitants (24% greater than in 1999). By population the commune was at 27,662nd place nationally against 29,060th place in 1999 and in 2007 was 412nd out of 472 communes in the department.

In 2009, the commune had 193 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]

Population Change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
400 309 371 383 411 382 377 351 371
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
393 400 377 382 355 414 334 332 298
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
284 278 281 260 242 246 218 216 205
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
182 186 189 173 163 150 175 193 -

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

Allas-Bocage War Memorial
Algerian War Memorial
Population of Allas-Bocage

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.[4] It contains four items listed as historical monuments since 5 December 1908:

  • A Tombstone (1261)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[5]
  • A Bronze bell (1618)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[6] in the small bell tower.
  • A Stoup (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7] carved on three sides with angels, the sun, and a gable.
  • A Baptismal font (15th century)[8]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[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 on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.


  1. ^ Inhabitants of Charente-Maritime (French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00104590 Church of Saint Martin (French)Camera aabb.svg
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM17000008 Tombstone (French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM17000007 Bronze bell (French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM17000006 Stoup (French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM17000005 Baptismal font (French)