Saint-Pierre-d'Amilly

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Saint-Pierre-d'Amilly
Saint-Pierre-d'Amilly is located in France
Saint-Pierre-d'Amilly
Saint-Pierre-d'Amilly
Coordinates: 46°10′04″N 0°41′12″W / 46.1678°N 0.6867°W / 46.1678; -0.6867Coordinates: 46°10′04″N 0°41′12″W / 46.1678°N 0.6867°W / 46.1678; -0.6867
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Rochefort
Canton Surgères
Intercommunality Surgères
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Nadette Durand
Area1 19.81 km2 (7.65 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 440
 • Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 17382 /17700
Elevation 11–69 m (36–226 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 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.

Saint-Pierre-d'Amilly is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

The village of Charente-Maritime is at the extreme northeast of the Département, 3 km (2 mi) from the Département of Deux-Sèvres (79) and the village of Mauzé-sur-le-Mignon, and 10 km (6 mi) from Surgères, the seat of the canton.

Places and monuments[edit]

  • Church of St Paul, built in roughcast limestone in 1871, to replace two older churches that had been ruined by the wars that ravaged the region.[1]
  • The commune also has a war memorial, near the Church of St Paul.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 412 —    
1968 414 +0.5%
1975 336 −18.8%
1982 390 +16.1%
1990 409 +4.9%
1999 386 −5.6%
2008 440 +14.0%

Economy[edit]

The commune is home to the Magernaud site of the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), specialising in the improvement of aviculture (bird farming), heliciculture (snail farming) and apiculture (beekeeping). This site also houses an outpost of GEVES, the Groupe d'étude et de contrôle des variétés et des semences ("Group for the study and control of varieties and seeds"), a seedbank and plant selection institution which works on the homologation of new vegetable varieties.[2] It collaborates also with French: 'ARVALIS - Institut du végétal' ("ARVALIS - Institute of Vegetation").

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Patrimoine des Communes de la Charente-Maritime [The legacy of the communes of Charente-Maritime] (in French). II. FLOHIC Éditions. p. 1091. 
  2. ^ GEVES (French)