Angliers, Charente-Maritime

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Angliers is located in France
Coordinates: 46°12′46″N 0°56′55″W / 46.2128°N 0.9486°W / 46.2128; -0.9486Coordinates: 46°12′46″N 0°56′55″W / 46.2128°N 0.9486°W / 46.2128; -0.9486
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement La Rochelle
Canton Marans
Intercommunality Aunis Atlantique
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Didier Taupin
Area1 10.74 km2 (4.15 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 967
 • Density 90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 17009 /17540
Elevation 1–19 m (3.3–62.3 ft)
(avg. 6 m or 20 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.

Angliers is a French commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Anglésiens or Anglésiennes.[1]


Entry sign to Angliers (in fog)

Angliers is located some 15 km north-east of La Rochelle and 15 km south by south-east of Marans. National highway N11 (E601) passes through the north of the commune and there is an exit at the north-eastern tip of the commune to the D109 road which runs south through the commune to Vérines. Access to the village is by a country road off the D109. There is also the D203E1 road running from the hamlet of Saint-Gilles west to Loiré. Apart from the village, there are also the hamlets of Le Grand Peu, Saint-Gilles, and Les Loges. The commune is entirely farmland.[2]

Angliers commune is divided into two clearly distinct parts:

  • To the west, the commune is a part of the plain of Aunis and is characterized by rolling limestone hills.
  • To the east is a marsh which is part of the Marais Poitevin.

The swamp is drained by the waters of the Curé river which is a small coastal river and serves as the eastern boundary of the commune. This river has its source in the commune of Saint-Georges-du-Bois and becomes a Canal before emptying into the Bay of Aiguillon. It is called the Canal du Curé at Angliers. Formerly, the eastern part of Angliers was always flooded along the road north of the commune that joins the village of Le Grand Peu to Nuaillé-d'Aunis. Angliers is at the southern limit of the Marais Poitevin.


Railway Stations and Halts
Airports and aerodromes

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


The history of Angliers before Gallo-Roman times has been lost, as with many neighbouring communes. However, a few important remains have been found. Sarcophagi found in the 19th century at Gillebergère are not necessarily from those remote times. Ancient relics are rare but the door of the church dates from 1100/1130. It once came under the Abbey of Nieul-sur-l'Autise. This church has undergone many changes throughout its history mainly because of the Hundred Years War and the Wars of Religion. The fighting that took place around the castles of Benon, Nuaillé-d'Aunis, and Surgères suggest many passages by the Port Bertrand through the east of Angliers to the town of La Rochelle.


The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 Didier Taupin PS Sports Instructor

(Not all data is known)


In 2009, the commune had 782 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
336 315 366 315 405 450 416 430 418
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
445 432 433 409 396 394 379 320 310
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
279 285 292 246 256 237 214 234 221
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
195 199 195 272 310 364 - 782 -

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

Angliers War Memorial
Population of Angliers

Distribution of Age Groups[edit]

The population of the town is relatively young. The proportion of persons above the age of 60 years (10.3%) is lower than the national (21.6%) and the departmental average (28.1%). Unlike the national and departmental proportions, the male population of the town is greater than the female population (50.5% against 48.4% nationally and 48.2% at the departmental level).

Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Angliers and Charente-Maritime Department in 2009

Angliers Angliers Charente-M Charente-M
Age Range Men Women Men Women
0 to 14 Years 24.1 20.9 17.2 15.1
15 to 29 Years 17.9 22.3 16.5 14.4
30 to 44 Years 31.4 29.1 18.7 17.9
45 to 59 Years 17.4 16.3 21.0 20.8
60 to 74 Years 6.7 7.7 17.2 17.8
75 to 89 Years 2.5 3.1 9.0 12.4
90 Years+ 0.0 0.6 0.5 1.5


Culture and heritage[edit]

The old Mill

Civil heritage[edit]

The commune has a number of buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

  • The Logis de Ré Manor (17th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4]
  • The Chateau de Ré Manor (18th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5]
  • A Farmhouse at Saint-Eloi (1903)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6]
  • A House at Le Peu (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[7]
  • A Farmhouse at Mouche de Ne (1773)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[8]
  • A House at Les Loges (1866)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[9]
  • A Mill at Moulin-Gelot (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[10]
  • Houses and FarmsLogo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[11]

Religious heritage[edit]

The Cemetery Cross
The Priory of Saint Peter

The commune has several religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

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 communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually; the entire territory of these communes 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 Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043350 Logis de Ré Manor (French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043351 Chateau de Ré Manor (French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043352 Farmhouse at Saint-Eloi (French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043349 House at Le Peu (French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043348 Farmhouse at Mouche de Ne (French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043347 House at Les Loges (French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043346 Mill at Moulin-Gelot (French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043344 Houses and Farms (French)
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043353 Cemetery Cross (French)
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00043345 Priory of Saint Peter (French)Camera aabb.svg
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM17000009 Baptismal font (French)Camera aabb.svg
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003246 Stained glass window: Saint Bernadette (French)
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003245 3 Stained glass windows: Sacred heart of Jesus, Virgin and child, and Saint Peter (French)
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003198 Bronze bell (French)
  18. ^ a b Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003197 Chalice (French)
  19. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003196 Pail for holy water (French)
  20. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003195 Thurible (French)
  21. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003194 Painting: Saint Peter (French)
  22. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003193 2 Statues: Saint Joseph with the child Jesus and Saint Theresa of Lisieux (French)
  23. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003192 Prie-dieu (French)
  24. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003191 Stoup (French)
  25. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003190 Baptismal font (French)
  26. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003189 Altar and Tabernacle (French)
  27. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM17003188 Stained glass window: The Theological virtues (French)