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 Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente
Arrondissement Confolens
Canton Villefagnan
Intercommunality Pays de Villefagnan
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Alain Étourneaud
 • Land1 8.37 km2 (3.23 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 120
 • Population2 density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
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.



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.

See also


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