Saint-Romain, Charente

Saint-Romain

Town hall
Saint-Romain
Saint-Romain

Coordinates: 45°16′37″N 0°08′56″E / 45.2769°N 0.1489°E / 45.2769; 0.1489Coordinates: 45°16′37″N 0°08′56″E / 45.2769°N 0.1489°E / 45.2769; 0.1489

Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente
Arrondissement Angoulême
Canton Aubeterre-sur-Dronne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Ribéreau
Area
 • Land1 22.69 km2 (8.76 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 541
 • Population2 density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 16347 / 16210
Elevation 54–168 m (177–551 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.

Saint-Romain is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France.

Geography

The commune is located in the south of the department, 1 km north-east of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, 9 km north of Saint-Aulaye, 19 km west of Ribérac, 18 km south of Montmoreau and 48 km south of Angoulême.

In terms on surface area, Saint-Romain is the largest commune of its canton, spreading up to 200m of Aubeterre town center. The commune sits on a low Cretaceous limestone plateau.

No rivers traverse Saint-Romain, but two small tributaries have their sources there: the Beauronne which flows south-west into the Dronne river and a tributary of the Tude in the north, as well as the Écrevansou, a small spring that follows the commune's eastern limits.

Population

The population of the town has been growing since the eighties because of its proximity to Aubeterre and the influx of British immigrants.

The population is dispersed and the town has numerous hamlets and farms.

History

The oldest parish registers date back to 1660.

According to a 1747 inventory, another church existed in the commune, in the Villedieu hamlet. There was no trace of it by 1910.

In 1789, on the eve of the French Revolution, Saint-Romain, like many parishes, issued a list of grievances.

See also

References

  • INSEE
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