Saint-Sulpice-de-Ruffec

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Saint-Sulpice-de-Ruffec
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Saint-Sulpice-de-Ruffec is located in France
Saint-Sulpice-de-Ruffec
Saint-Sulpice-de-Ruffec
Coordinates: 45°56′27″N 0°18′55″E / 45.9408°N 0.3153°E / 45.9408; 0.3153Coordinates: 45°56′27″N 0°18′55″E / 45.9408°N 0.3153°E / 45.9408; 0.3153
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente
Arrondissement Confolens
Canton Ruffec
Intercommunality Trois Vallées
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Lucien Schmitzer
Area1 2.38 km2 (0.92 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 36
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 16356 /16460
Elevation 92–162 m (302–531 ft)
(avg. 90 m or 300 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-Sulpice-de-Ruffec is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France. It is the least populated commune of Charente.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated in the valley of the river Tiarde. The northwest of the commune of Saint-Sulpice-de-Ruffec is watered by the Tiarde; the remaining land includes the valley's high plateau.

The village of Saint Sulpice consists of a collection of houses grouped around the church and overlooking the valley of the Tiarde and a collection of small hamlets: Le Roule at the edge of the town of Couture, les Fantins near Route of Champagne-Mouton-Chenon in the south of the commune, les Raffoux, Chez Bahuet near to the Tiarde, etc.

The commune of Saint-Sulpice-de-Ruffec is 10 miles southeast of Ruffec, there is one main road running through the commune the Aunac to Champagne-Mouton road

The soil is predominately clay.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1800 152 —    
1841 282 +85.5%
1866 227 −19.5%
1886 161 −29.1%
1901 150 −6.8%
1921 121 −19.3%
1936 107 −11.6%
1954 102 −4.7%
1962 76 −25.5%
1968 83 +9.2%
1975 67 −19.3%
1982 50 −25.4%
1990 46 −8.0%
1999 35 −23.9%
2008 36 +2.9%

The population of Saint-Sulpice-de-Ruffec is now a mix of French nationals and British.

Economy[edit]

Agricultural: bovine and crops mainly maize, oil seed rape and sunflowers, diversification into raising of Alpaca s, for wool and breeding [1]

Sights[edit]

The village of Saint-Sulpice is centred on its 12th-century church. Directly outside the church is a war memorial dedicated to eight people who lost their lives in the first world war (1914–1918).

On the outskirts of the commune of Saint-Sulpice-de-Ruffec, there is a memorial to a French patriot Largeau Gilbert who was shot on 26 June 1944.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farrlacey. "farm breeding alpacas in Saint-Sulpice-de-Ruffec", 2007. accessed 20 April 2010.