Nieuil

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Nieuil
Town hall
Town hall
Location of Nieuil
Nieuil is located in France
Nieuil
Nieuil
Nieuil is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Nieuil
Nieuil
Coordinates: 45°52′47″N 0°30′08″E / 45.8797°N 0.5022°E / 45.8797; 0.5022Coordinates: 45°52′47″N 0°30′08″E / 45.8797°N 0.5022°E / 45.8797; 0.5022
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente
ArrondissementConfolens
CantonCharente-Bonnieure
IntercommunalityHaute-Charente
Government
 • Mayor (2014 - 2020) Cadet Guy
Area
1
23.90 km2 (9.23 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
954
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
16245 /16270
Elevation128–218 m (420–715 ft)
(avg. 190 m or 620 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

History[edit]

Novioialos was a Gaulish site established next to a pagan fountain, and was Christianized under the patronage of Saint-Vivien.

In the eleventh century, the area and the Church belonged to the Viscounts of Rochechouart that created the benedictine Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Uzerche, the forest was then cleared by the monks of the Priory of Sainte Marie-Madeleine de I'Espinassouze.

All that remains is the apse of the Church, a wall of the chapel of I' Espinassouze and the foundations of the mill.

The Châtellenie of Nieuil passed successively through the noble families Raja, Jaubert, Green Saint, - Marsault – (builders of the first castle) and Perry Fief of the barony of Champagne Mouton, it remained an enclave of Poitou until the French Revolution.

In the 16th century a discovery of iron ore in the forest led to the creation of a forge. The owner, Louis Lavergne Champlaurier was guillotined in 1794, with his wife Victoire.

Nearby towns[edit]

Saint-Claud 3.2 km
Suaux 3.3 km
Roumazières-Loubert 6.5 km
Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure 7.2 km

Transport[edit]

Rail

Nieuil no longer has a railway connection and the closest stations are:

Roumazières-Loubert Railway Station (6 km)

Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure Railway Station (7 km)

Air

The closest airport to Nieuil is Angoulême – Brie – Champniers Airport (27 km) however it doesn't have scheduled flights since the airport and its local authority consortium pulled out of a contract with the Ryanair in 2010. Slightly further afield is Limoges Airport which runs daily flights as below

AirlinesDestinations
Air France
operated by Airlinair
Lyon
FlybeSouthampton
RyanairEast Midlands, Liverpool, London-Stansted
Seasonal: Bristol, Leeds/Bradford
Twin JetMarseille, Nice, Paris-Orly


Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,165—    
18001,085−6.9%
18061,196+10.2%
18211,359+13.6%
18311,412+3.9%
18411,564+10.8%
18461,612+3.1%
18511,570−2.6%
18561,492−5.0%
18611,389−6.9%
18661,337−3.7%
18721,219−8.8%
18761,278+4.8%
18811,293+1.2%
18861,437+11.1%
18911,415−1.5%
18961,363−3.7%
19011,348−1.1%
19061,451+7.6%
19111,435−1.1%
19211,187−17.3%
19261,132−4.6%
1931989−12.6%
19361,027+3.8%
1946947−7.8%
1954918−3.1%
19621,043+13.6%
19681,021−2.1%
1975941−7.8%
1982931−1.1%
1990954+2.5%
1999907−4.9%
2008937+3.3%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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