La Rochette, Charente

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La Rochette
Commune
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La Rochette is located in France
La Rochette
La Rochette
Coordinates: 45°48′07″N 0°18′53″E / 45.8019°N 0.3147°E / 45.8019; 0.3147Coordinates: 45°48′07″N 0°18′53″E / 45.8019°N 0.3147°E / 45.8019; 0.3147
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente
Arrondissement Angoulême
Canton Val de Tardoire
Intercommunality Bandiat-Tardoire
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Laurent Banicic
Area1 10.99 km2 (4.24 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 551
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 16282 /16110
Elevation 66–115 m (217–377 ft)
(avg. 91 m or 299 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.

La Rochette is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France.

In 2016, an ancient hunter-gatherer that was excavated at La Rochette was found to carry the M mtDNA haplogroup. The Late Pleistocene specimen was dated to 28,000 years ago.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1800 767 —    
1806 748 −2.5%
1821 742 −0.8%
1831 864 +16.4%
1841 801 −7.3%
1846 805 +0.5%
1851 851 +5.7%
1856 765 −10.1%
1861 760 −0.7%
1866 793 +4.3%
1872 654 −17.5%
1876 636 −2.8%
1881 631 −0.8%
1886 638 +1.1%
1891 595 −6.7%
1896 609 +2.4%
1901 575 −5.6%
1906 529 −8.0%
1911 549 +3.8%
1921 501 −8.7%
1926 480 −4.2%
1931 440 −8.3%
1936 500 +13.6%
1946 391 −21.8%
1954 393 +0.5%
1962 398 +1.3%
1968 401 +0.8%
1975 422 +5.2%
1982 436 +3.3%
1990 445 +2.1%
1999 442 −0.7%
2008 551 +24.7%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cosimo Posth; Gabriel Renaud; Alissa Mittnik; Dorothée G. Drucker; Hélène Rougier; Christophe Cupillard; Frédérique Valentin; Corinne Thevenet; Anja Furtwängler; Christoph Wißing; Michael Francken; Maria Malina; Michael Bolus; Martina Lari; Elena Gigli; Giulia Capecchi; Isabelle Crevecoeur; Cédric Beauval; Damien Flas; Mietje Germonpré; Johannes van der Plicht; Richard Cottiaux; Bernard Gély; Annamaria Ronchitelli; Kurt Wehrberger; Dan Grigorescu; Jiří Svoboda; Patrick Semal; David Caramelli; Hervé Bocherens; Katerina Harvati; Nicholas J. Conard; Wolfgang Haak; Adam Powell (March 21, 2016). "Pleistocene Mitochondrial Genomes Suggest a Single Major Dispersal of Non-Africans and a Late Glacial Population Turnover in Europe". Current Biology. 26: 1–7. PMID 26853362. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.01.037. Retrieved 6 June 2016.