Empuré

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Empuré
Commune
Empuré1.5.JPG
Empuré is located in France
Empuré
Empuré
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Empuré is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Empuré
Empuré
Coordinates: 46°01′25″N 0°03′09″E / 46.0236°N 0.0525°E / 46.0236; 0.0525Coordinates: 46°01′25″N 0°03′09″E / 46.0236°N 0.0525°E / 46.0236; 0.0525
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente
Arrondissement Confolens
Canton Charente-Nord
Intercommunality Pays de Villefagnan
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Alain Étourneaud
Area1 8.37 km2 (3.23 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 120
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 16127 /16240
Elevation 84–156 m (276–512 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 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.

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

Bounded on the west by the Fountaine de Frédières, a small tributary of the Aume, the town lies on a plateau, located 3 km northwest of Villefagnan and 13 km west of Ruffec. The main crop is cereals.

The main route is the D27 route which crosses the commune from the north-west to south-east, which passes near the town of Empuré. The communes contains the hamlets Planchard in the west bordering the commune of Paizay-Naudouin-Embourie, Le Pouyaud to the north of the town and Bellevue etc.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793291—    
1800300+3.1%
1806326+8.7%
1821332+1.8%
1831358+7.8%
1841350−2.2%
1846338−3.4%
1851320−5.3%
1856318−0.6%
1861318+0.0%
1866294−7.5%
1872289−1.7%
1876289+0.0%
1881283−2.1%
1886292+3.2%
1891262−10.3%
1896250−4.6%
1901232−7.2%
1906237+2.2%
1911240+1.3%
1921180−25.0%
1926227+26.1%
1931191−15.9%
1936188−1.6%
1946160−14.9%
1954166+3.8%
1962155−6.6%
1968151−2.6%
1975112−25.8%
1982112+0.0%
1990113+0.9%
1999108−4.4%
2008120+11.1%

Sights[edit]

Saint-Maixent

Église Saint-Maixent, a remarkable building from the twelfth century is characterised by its arched gateway, and the symbolic corbels that adorn its façade. It was classified a historical monument on May 9, 1914.

There is also a chateau in the commune and a town hall, built in the 16th century.

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