Benest

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Benest
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Benest
Coat of arms
Benest is located in France
Benest
Benest
Coordinates: 46°02′21″N 0°27′10″E / 46.0392°N 0.4528°E / 46.0392; 0.4528Coordinates: 46°02′21″N 0°27′10″E / 46.0392°N 0.4528°E / 46.0392; 0.4528
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente
Arrondissement Confolens
Canton Champagne-Mouton
Intercommunality Confolentais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Jacques Meyer
Area1 21.10 km2 (8.15 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 361
 • Density 17/km2 (44/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 16038 / 16350
Elevation 132–192 m (433–630 ft)
(avg. 160 m or 520 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.

Benest is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,400 —    
1800 1,262 −9.9%
1806 1,378 +9.2%
1821 1,395 +1.2%
1831 1,480 +6.1%
1841 1,485 +0.3%
1846 1,524 +2.6%
1851 1,466 −3.8%
1856 1,578 +7.6%
1861 1,419 −10.1%
1866 1,443 +1.7%
1872 1,426 −1.2%
1876 1,330 −6.7%
1881 1,322 −0.6%
1886 1,327 +0.4%
1891 1,311 −1.2%
1896 1,267 −3.4%
1901 1,282 +1.2%
1906 1,296 +1.1%
1911 1,266 −2.3%
1921 920 −27.3%
1926 995 +8.2%
1931 972 −2.3%
1936 947 −2.6%
1946 909 −4.0%
1954 867 −4.6%
1962 739 −14.8%
1968 663 −10.3%
1975 547 −17.5%
1982 470 −14.1%
1990 425 −9.6%
1999 382 −10.1%
2008 361 −5.5%

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