Aytré

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Aytré
Beach at Aytré
Beach at Aytré
Coat of arms of Aytré
Coat of arms
Location of Aytré
Aytré is located in France
Aytré
Aytré
Aytré is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Aytré
Aytré
Coordinates: 46°08′05″N 1°06′48″W / 46.1347°N 1.1133°W / 46.1347; -1.1133Coordinates: 46°08′05″N 1°06′48″W / 46.1347°N 1.1133°W / 46.1347; -1.1133
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente-Maritime
ArrondissementLa Rochelle
CantonAytré
IntercommunalityCA La Rochelle
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Alain Tuillière
Area
1
12.22 km2 (4.72 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
8,885
 • Density730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
17028 /17440
Elevation1–21 m (3.3–68.9 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Aytré is especially known for its long beach, which is easily accessible from neighbouring La Rochelle, or Les Minimes. The beach is flat and shallow, making it a good bathing spot for children, and an excellent spot for windsurfing.

The historian Jean Prasteau (1921–1997) was born in Aytré, as was Jean Desaguliers, a Protestant pastor, and father of John Theophilus Desaguliers.

Economy[edit]

Industries are few, and economic activity mainly gravitates around La Rochelle, with the distinct exception of Alstom Transportation. The world's fastest train, TGV, was designed right in Aytré. Oysters are cultivated in the bay and important camping grounds have been developed for tourists during the summer period.

History[edit]

During the Siege of La Rochelle, Cardinal de Richelieu spent time in a farm just to the south of Aytré.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,036—    
1800758−26.8%
18061,038+36.9%
18211,185+14.2%
18311,320+11.4%
18361,390+5.3%
18411,453+4.5%
18461,451−0.1%
18511,463+0.8%
18561,466+0.2%
1861858−41.5%
1866837−2.4%
1872766−8.5%
1876840+9.7%
1881923+9.9%
1886913−1.1%
18911,019+11.6%
18961,102+8.1%
19011,099−0.3%
19061,149+4.5%
19111,333+16.0%
19211,436+7.7%
19261,645+14.6%
19312,157+31.1%
19362,067−4.2%
19462,335+13.0%
19543,021+29.4%
19625,302+75.5%
19686,197+16.9%
19756,812+9.9%
19827,278+6.8%
19907,786+7.0%
19997,751−0.4%
20088,820+13.8%
20148,821+0.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

External links[edit]

Panoramic view of the Pertuis d'Antioche from the Pointe du Chay promontory with, from left to right, Fouras, Fort Enet, Ile d'Aix, Fort Boyard, Ile d'Oléron, Île de Ré, La Rochelle, Aytré