Arthenac

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Arthenac
Arthenac Landscape.JPG
Arthenac is located in France
Arthenac
Arthenac
Coordinates: 45°30′57″N 0°18′48″W / 45.5158°N 0.3133°W / 45.5158; -0.3133Coordinates: 45°30′57″N 0°18′48″W / 45.5158°N 0.3133°W / 45.5158; -0.3133
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Jonzac
Canton Jonzac
Intercommunality Haute-Saintonge
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2020) Chantal Guimberteau
Area1 12.66 km2 (4.89 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 328
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 17020 /17520
Elevation 43–111 m (141–364 ft)
(avg. 72 m or 236 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.

Arthenac 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 Arthenacais or Arthenacaises[1]

The commune has been awarded three flowers by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom.[2]

Geography[edit]

Arthenac is located in the south of Charente-Maritime in the former province of Saintonge some 24 km south-east of Pons, 16 km north-east of Jonzac, and immediately south-west of Archiac. Access to the commune is by the D699 road from Archiac in the north-west passing through the village and continuing south-west to Réaux. There is also the D251 road from Sainte-Lheurine in the north-west passing through south of the village to Saint-Eugène in the south-east. The D149 comes from the D700 in the north passing through the village then south to Allas-Champagne. The commune is mostly farmland with two large forests south of the village.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[edit]

History[edit]

Under the Ancien Régime Arthenac was independent but was merged with Archiac in 1789. The commune regained its independent status on 13 October 1831.

Administration[edit]

The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 Chantal Guimberteau DVD

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2010 the commune had 328 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1831. 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
- - - - 779 742 759 731 726
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
711 688 633 618 645 568 509 500 454
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
503 537 515 462 459 465 446 410 418
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
407 398 351 305 331 312 - 328 -

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

Arthenac War Memorial
Population of Arthenac

Distribution of Age Groups[edit]

The entry to Arthenac

The population of the town is relatively old. The ratio of persons above the age of 60 years (27.2%) is higher than the national average (21.6%) but less than the departmental average (28.1%). Unlike national and departmental allocations, the male population of the town is greater than the female population (50.2% against 48.4% nationally and 48.2% at the departmental level).

Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Arthenac and Charente-Maritime Department in 2010

Arthenac Arthenac Charente-M Charente-M
Age Range Men Women Men Women
0 to 14 Years 18.9 16.8 17.2 15.1
15 to 29 Years 9.8 15.6 16.4 14.3
30 to 44 Years 19.5 17.3 18.4 17.7
45 to 59 Years 24.4 19.7 20.8 20.6
60 to 74 Years 14.6 15.0 17.6 18.2
75 to 89 Years 12.2 13.9 9.1 12.5
90 Years+ 0.6 1.7 0.6 1.6

Sources:

Sites and monuments[edit]

The Church of Saint Martin
A street in Arthenac
  • The Church of Saint Martin (12th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg at Arthenac has had its central window restored. It is registered as a historical monument.[5]

See also[edit]

Notes[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, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, 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.

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