Coordinates: 45°56′23″N 0°09′59″E / 45.9397°N 0.1664°E / 45.9397; 0.1664Coordinates: 45°56′23″N 0°09′59″E / 45.9397°N 0.1664°E / 45.9397; 0.1664

Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente
Arrondissement Confolens
Canton Mansle
Intercommunality Pays Manslois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Chaussepied
 • Land1 7.51 km2 (2.90 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 166
 • Population2 density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 16191 / 16230
Elevation 94–131 m (308–430 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 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.

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


The commune is located in the north of the Charente. It extends north from Fontenille and is bisected by Route 186 and RN 10 for 3 km.

It is 85 km south of Poitiers and 40 miles north of Angoulême. The surrounding communities are, in alphabetical order: Aunac, Chenon, Fontenille, Juillé, Salles-de-Villefagnan and Verteuil-sur-Charente. In addition to the town of Lonnes, the commune has several villages: les Maisons Rouges, les Essarts, le Petit Fayolle et le Grand Fayolle.


In the Middle Ages, the monks of Nanteuil Abbey were lords of individual communes. In 1172, they ceded some of their land to the abbey of Grosbot, to build a church. Towards the middle of the seventeenth century the population had increased, and a parish was created. The Saint Bartholomew church, slightly larger, was damaged by the Protestants. It was the subject of renovation in 1888-1889.[1]




  • 1896 -1904 Pierre Bastier
  • 1904 -1919 Jean Bastier
  • 1919 -1925 Jean Marifat
  • 1925 -1944 Jean Mathieu
  • 1944 -1960 Louis Ravion
  • 1960 -1965 Anselme Migaud
  • 1965 -1971 Jean-Louis Delhoume
  • 1971 - Pierre Chaussepied

See also


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