Lonnes

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Lonnes
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Lonnes is located in France
Lonnes
Lonnes
Coordinates: 45°56′23″N 0°09′59″E / 45.9397°N 0.1664°E / 45.9397; 0.1664Coordinates: 45°56′23″N 0°09′59″E / 45.9397°N 0.1664°E / 45.9397; 0.1664
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente
Arrondissement Confolens
Canton Mansle
Intercommunality Pays Manslois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Chaussepied
Area1 7.51 km2 (2.90 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 166
 • Density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 16191 /16230
Elevation 94–131 m (308–430 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 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.

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

Geography[edit]

The commune is located in the north of the Charente. It extends north from Fontenille and is bisected by Route 186 and RN 10 for 3 km.

It is 85 km south of Poitiers and 40 miles north of Angoulême. The surrounding communities are, in alphabetical order: Aunac, Chenon, Fontenille, Juillé, Salles-de-Villefagnan and Verteuil-sur-Charente. In addition to the town of Lonnes, the commune has several villages: les Maisons Rouges, les Essarts, le Petit Fayolle et le Grand Fayolle.

History[edit]

In the Middle Ages, the monks of Nanteuil Abbey were lords of individual communes. In 1172, they ceded some of their land to the abbey of Grosbot, to build a church. Towards the middle of the seventeenth century the population had increased, and a parish was created. The Saint Bartholomew church, slightly larger, was damaged by the Protestants. It was the subject of renovation in 1888-1889.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 488 —    
1800 464 −4.9%
1806 492 +6.0%
1821 509 +3.5%
1831 488 −4.1%
1841 497 +1.8%
1846 536 +7.8%
1851 539 +0.6%
1856 469 −13.0%
1861 451 −3.8%
1866 425 −5.8%
1872 415 −2.4%
1876 383 −7.7%
1881 386 +0.8%
1886 368 −4.7%
1891 321 −12.8%
1896 305 −5.0%
1901 291 −4.6%
1906 276 −5.2%
1911 281 +1.8%
1921 232 −17.4%
1926 231 −0.4%
1931 216 −6.5%
1936 243 +12.5%
1946 226 −7.0%
1954 214 −5.3%
1962 198 −7.5%
1968 180 −9.1%
1975 182 +1.1%
1982 165 −9.3%
1990 160 −3.0%
1999 168 +5.0%
2008 166 −1.2%

Administration[edit]

Mayors[edit]

  • 1896 -1904 Pierre Bastier
  • 1904 -1919 Jean Bastier
  • 1919 -1925 Jean Marifat
  • 1925 -1944 Jean Mathieu
  • 1944 -1960 Louis Ravion
  • 1960 -1965 Anselme Migaud
  • 1965 -1971 Jean-Louis Delhoume
  • 1971 - Pierre Chaussepied

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abbé Nanglard, Pouillé historique du diocèse d'Angoulême, Tomes III et IV, Despujols, 1900, 1903