The church in Anais
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Bruno Gautronneau|
|9.44 km2 (3.64 sq mi)|
|• Density||35/km2 (91/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||3–29 m (9.8–95.1 ft) |
(avg. 16 m or 52 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Anaisiens or Anaisiennes
- 1 Geography
- 2 Administration
- 3 Population
- 4 Sites and Monuments
- 5 Transport
- 6 See also
- 7 Notes and references
Anais is located some 15 km east of La Rochelle and 5 km south by south-east of Nuaille-d'Aunis. It can be accessed by the D107 road from Dompierre-sur-Mer in the west passing through the centre of the commune south of the village and continuing to Bouhet. The D113 road also comes from Virson in the south passing through the southern part of the commune and continuing north-east to Le Gué-d'Alleré. Access to the village in the north of the commune is only by small country roads running off the D107 and the D113. Apart from the small village of Anais there is also a larger village called Les Grandes-Rivieres located on the D113 road.
The Curé stream forms the eastern boundary of the commune and the Virson forms the northern part of the western boundary and they both meet at a place called le Gouffre (the Pit) which is the start of the Canal du Curé on the municipal boundary of the neighbouring commune of Angliers.
The small village of Anais is built on a low limestone hill, at an altitude of about 13 metres, and it is surrounded by numerous marshes, being located in the southern part of the Marais Poitevin which belongs geographically and historically the plain of Aunis.
List of Successive Mayors
(Not all data is known)
Distribution of Age Groups
The population of the commune is relatively young. The rate of persons above the age of 60 years (15.7%) is lower than the national rate (21.6%) and the departmental rate (28.1%). Unlike the national and departmental proportions, the male population of the town is greater than the female population (53% against 48.4% nationally and 48.2% at the departmental level).
The distribution of the population of the municipality by age groups was, in 2009 53% of men and 47% of women.
Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Anais and Charente-Maritime Department in 2009
|0 to 14 Years||23.5||23.1||17.2||15.1|
|15 to 29 Years||16.3||15.6||16.5||14.4|
|30 to 44 Years||25.9||27.2||18.7||17.9|
|45 to 59 Years||18.1||19.0||21.0||20.8|
|60 to 74 Years||12.0||10.2||17.2||17.8|
|75 to 89 Years||3.6||4.1||9.0||12.4|
- Evolution and Structure of the population of the Commune in 2009, INSEE.
- Evolution and Structure of the population of the Department in 2009, INSEE.
Sites and Monuments
- The Church of Saint Peter from the 10th century.
Nearest Railway Stations and Halts
- Surgères (TGV) 14 km
- Mer 17.8 km
- Aytré (halt) 18.1 km
- Mauzé-sur-le-Mignon (halt) 18.2 km
- Châtelaillon 18.5 km
Nearest Airport and aerodromes
- La Rochelle (Laleu) 22.1 km
- Rochefort-Saint-Agnant 33.8 km
- Niort-Souché 41.4 km
- Anais on the National Geographic Institute website (in French)
- Anais on Lion1906
- Anais on Google Maps
- Anais on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (in French)
- Ancix on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Anais on the INSEE website (in French)
- INSEE (in French)
Notes and references
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