Anais, Charente-Maritime

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Anais
The church in Anais
The church in Anais
Location of Anais
Anais is located in France
Anais
Anais
Anais is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Anais
Anais
Coordinates: 46°11′16″N 0°54′26″W / 46.1878°N 0.9072°W / 46.1878; -0.9072Coordinates: 46°11′16″N 0°54′26″W / 46.1878°N 0.9072°W / 46.1878; -0.9072
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente-Maritime
ArrondissementRochefort
CantonLa Jarrie
IntercommunalityAunis Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Bruno Gautronneau
Area
1
9.44 km2 (3.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
332
 • Density35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
17007 /17540
Elevation3–29 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.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Anaisiens or Anaisiennes[2]

Geography[edit]

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.[3]

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.

It is in this part of the Marais Poitevin that the course of the Curé enters the vast marshy bowl after leaving the last calcareous soils of Aunis in the neighbouring commune of Bouhet.

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Gérard Grelier SE Retired
2014 Current Bruno Gautronneau DVG

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2004244—    
2006270+10.7%
2007284+5.2%
2008299+5.3%
2009313+4.7%
2010326+4.2%
2011325−0.3%
2012326+0.3%
2013326+0.0%
2014327+0.3%
2015325−0.6%
2016323−0.6%

Distribution of Age Groups[edit]

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

Anais Anais Charente-M Charente-M
Age Range Men Women Men Women
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
90 Years+ 0.6 0.7 0.5 1.5

Sources:

Sites and Monuments[edit]

  • The Church of Saint Peter from the 10th century.

Transport[edit]

Nearest Railway Stations and Halts[edit]

Nearest Airport and aerodromes[edit]

  • La Rochelle (Laleu) 22.1 km
  • Rochefort-Saint-Agnant 33.8 km
  • Niort-Souché 41.4 km

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Charente-Maritime (in French)
  3. ^ a b Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France