Annezay is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Anneziens or Anneziennes Annezay is located some 12 km south-east of Surgères and 16 km north-west of Saint-Jean-d'Angély. Access is by the D118 road from Saint-Crépin in the south-west passing through the west of the commune and continuing north to Chervettes. There is the D213 from the village east to Saint-Loup; the D107E2 road passes through the east of the commune from the D107 in the north to Tonnay-Boutonne in the south. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of Le Grand Vivroux and Le Tramaillou in the commune. Apart from a few small patches of forest the commune is farmland. There are two small unnamed streams south of the village. List of Successive Mayors Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Annezay and Charente-Maritime Department in 2009 Sources: Evolution and Structure of the population of the Commune in 2009, INSEE.
Evolution and Structure of the population of the Department in 2009, INSEE. The Church of Saint Peter contains a Chasuble and Maniple that are registered as an historical object. Communes of the Charente-Maritime department Annezay on the National Geographic Institute website Annezay on Lion1906 Annezay on Google Maps Annezay on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Annezay on the 1750 Cassini Map Annezay on the INSEE website INSEE
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France was a major participant in World War I, from which it emerged victorious, was one of the Allies in World War II, but came under occupation by the Axis powers in 1940. Following liberation in 1944, a Fourth Republic was established and dissolved in the course of the Algerian War; the Fifth Republic, led by Charles de Gaulle, remains today. Algeria and nearly all the other colonies became independent in the 1960s and retained close economic and military connections with France. France has long been a global centre of art and philosophy, it hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually. France is a developed country with the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP, tenth-largest by purchasing power parity. In terms of aggregate household wealth, it ranks fourth in the world. France performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, human development.
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Avy is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. Communes of the Charente-Maritime department INSEE
Ballon is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ballonaises. Ballon is located 6 km south of Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis. Access to the commune is by the D111 road from Thairé in the west which passes through the village and continues to Ciré-d'Aunis in the east; the D266 goes south-west from the village west to join the D110 west of the commune. The commune is farmland; the Canal de Charras forms the south-eastern border of the commune with the Canal des Roseaux joining it on the southern border and forming part of the south western border. In most of the commune - the south - there is an extensive network of canals including the Canal de Ceinture du Marais de Moullepieds and the Canal de Lileau. List of Successive Mayors; the evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger communes that have a sample survey every year.
Population change Sources: Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 The population of the town is young. The ratio of persons above the age of 60 years is lower than the national average and the departmental average. Unlike national and departmental allocations, the male population of the town is greater than the female population. Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Ballon and Charente-Maritime Department in 2010 Sources: Evolution and Structure of the population of the Commune in 2010, INSEE. Evolution and Structure of the population of the Department in 2010, INSEE. Communes of the Charente-Maritime department Ballon on Lion1906 Ballon on Google Maps Ballon on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Ballon on the 1750 Cassini Map Ballon on the INSEE website INSEE
Bagnizeau is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. Communes of the Charente-Maritime department INSEE
Asnières-la-Giraud is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Asnieroises. Asnières-la-Giraud is located 7 km south of Saint-Jean-d'Angély. Access to the commune is by the D150 road from Saint-Jean-d'Angély in the north which passes through the west of the commune and the village and continues to Saint-Hilaire-de-Villefranche; the D120 road from Saint-Jean-d'Angély passes through the east of the commune and continues to Sainte-Même. The D217 road continues west to Mazeray. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of La Touzetterie on the north-eastern border, Moulin de la Laigne, La Laigne, Le Plonget, La Giraud, La Rue d'Asnières, Le Puits d'Asnières, La Tranche in the south. There are some patches of forest but most of the commune is farmland; the Loubat river flows south through the commune west of the D150 and through the village before continuing south. Geologically it is a limestone plateau of the Tithonian period List of Successive Mayors The Taxation rates are: 6.28% for housing tax, 11.80% for developed land, 37% for undeveloped land, 8% business tax.
As the community of communes levies all four taxes: 2.46%, 5.50%, 11.91%, 3.82%, this gives a total, before the department and the region, of: 8.74% for housing tax, 17.30% for developed land, 48.91% for undeveloped land, 11.82% business tax. In 2010 the commune had 922 inhabitants; the evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year. Population change Sources: Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 The population of the town is old; the ratio of persons above the age of 60 years is higher than the national average and the departmental average. Unlike national and departmental allocations, the male population of the town is greater than the female population. Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Asnières-la-Giraud and Charente-Maritime Department in 2010 Sources: Evolution and Structure of the population of the Commune in 2010, INSEE.
Evolution and Structure of the population of the Department in 2010, INSEE. Asnières-la-Giraud has always been viticultural. There are many trades in the commune: a garage, a mechanically construction business, an Emmaus warehouse, activities linked to tourism with a hotel, a rural cottage, a Youth Hostel called Chantageasse; the vineyards are in the Appellation d'origine contrôlée region of Cognac: the Fins Bois cru. The Fontaines d'Asnières milk factory at 17 Rue de la Laiterie is registered as a historical monument. An old well The Church of Saint Medard Auguste Roy de Loulay, French politician born on 26 August 1818 at Asnières-la-Giraud. Communes of the Charente department Asnières-la-Giraud on Google Maps Asnières-la-Giraud on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Annieres on the 1750 Cassini Map Asnières-la-Giraud on the INSEE website INSEE
Aumagne is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. Communes of the Charente-Maritime department INSEE