Ruffec, Charente

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Ruffec
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Ruffec
Coat of arms
Ruffec is located in France
Ruffec
Ruffec
Coordinates: 46°01′46″N 0°12′00″E / 46.0294°N 0.2°E / 46.0294; 0.2Coordinates: 46°01′46″N 0°12′00″E / 46.0294°N 0.2°E / 46.0294; 0.2
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente
Arrondissement Confolens
Canton Ruffec
Intercommunality Ruffec
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Charbonneau
Area1 13.37 km2 (5.16 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,575
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 16292 /16700
Elevation 83–145 m (272–476 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.

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

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,937 —    
1800 2,110 +8.9%
1806 2,197 +4.1%
1821 2,526 +15.0%
1831 3,004 +18.9%
1841 2,977 −0.9%
1846 3,074 +3.3%
1851 3,654 +18.9%
1856 3,109 −14.9%
1861 3,235 +4.1%
1866 3,175 −1.9%
1872 3,233 +1.8%
1876 3,385 +4.7%
1881 3,642 +7.6%
1886 3,589 −1.5%
1891 3,527 −1.7%
1896 3,426 −2.9%
1901 3,474 +1.4%
1906 3,375 −2.8%
1911 3,483 +3.2%
1921 3,231 −7.2%
1926 3,194 −1.1%
1931 3,292 +3.1%
1936 3,467 +5.3%
1946 3,874 +11.7%
1954 3,724 −3.9%
1962 4,009 +7.7%
1968 4,157 +3.7%
1975 4,241 +2.0%
1982 4,193 −1.1%
1990 3,893 −7.2%
1999 3,627 −6.8%
2008 3,575 −1.4%

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Ruffec is twinned with:

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