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Coordinates: 45°28′15″N 0°20′20″W / 45.4708°N 0.3389°W / 45.4708; -0.3389Coordinates: 45°28′15″N 0°20′20″W / 45.4708°N 0.3389°W / 45.4708; -0.3389

Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Jonzac
Canton Archiac
Intercommunality Haute-Saintonge
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Yves Guénoux
 • Land1 7.65 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 247
 • Population2 density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17006 / 17500
Elevation 35–77 m (115–253 ft)
(avg. 67 m or 220 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.

Allas-Champagne is a French commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Poitou-Charentes region of southwestern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Allasiens, Allasiennes[1]


The commune of Allas-Champagne is located in the south of the department of Charente-Maritime in the former province of Saintonge some 10 km north-east of Jonzac and 5 km south-east of Archiac. It can be accessed by road D250 which comes east from the D699 linking Jonzac and Archiac through the village and continuing east as the D250E1 to Brie-sous-Archiac. There is also the D149 which comes from Archiac in the north passing thorough the heart of the commune and the village and continuing south to join the D2 road west of Meux. Apart from the village there are three hamlets in the commune: Godais, Chez Gondre, and La Valade. The commune consists entirely of farmland with the exception of a few very small patches of forest in the south.

Le Trefle river flows west through the south of the commune forming part of the southern border before continuing westwards to join the Seugne near Saint-Grégoire-d'Ardennes. A small unnamed stream also rises in the north of the commune and flows west then south to join the Trefle.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2]


List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Yves Guénoux SE Sales Executive

(Not all data is known)


In 2009, the commune had 247 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through 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.[Note 1]

Distribution of Age Groups

The population of the commune is relatively old. The ratio of persons above the age of 60 years (25.1%) is higher than the national rate (21.6%) while being less than the departmental rate (28.1%). Unlike national and departmental averages the male population of the town is greater than the female population (51.5% against 48.4% nationally and 48.2% at the departmental level).

Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Allas-Champagne and Charente-Maritime Department in 2009

Allas-Champagne Allas-Champagne Charente-Maritime Charente-Maritime
Age Range Men Women Men Women
0 to 14 Years 23.1 19.3 17.2 15.1
15 to 29 Years 10.7 14.9 16.5 14.4
30 to 44 Years 27.3 20.2 18.7 17.9
45 to 59 Years 16.5 17.5 21.0 20.8
60 to 74 Years 15.7 16.7 17.2 17.8
75 to 89 Years 5.8 10.5 9.0 12.4
90 Years+ 0.8 0.1 0.5 1.5


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A public kindergarten is located in the centre of the village.


Nearest Railway stations and halts

Nearest Airports and airfields

Sites and monuments

  • The Church of Saint-Didier from the 12th century.

See also

Notes and references



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