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Archingeay

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Archingeay is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arcantois or ArcantoisesToponymyThe name may come from the name of the Roman general Arcantius.HistoryThis commune had an Abbey which has completely disappeared.In the past, Archingeay enjoyed a flourishing period, mainly due to a hot spring near the Chateau of the Valley to the west of Archingeay and renowned for its therapeutic properties (digestive diseases, skin etc.). Among other famous spa guests, the Roman general Arcantius took its waters.Until the attack of phylloxera there was manufacturing of pottery, bricks and tiles, and wine production.AdministrationList of Successive Mayors(Not all data is known)DemographyIn 2009 the commune had 637 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from 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.Distribution of Age GroupsThe population of the town is relatively old. The ratio of persons above the age of 60 years (28.3%) is higher than the national average (21.6%) and the departmental average (28.1%). Unlike the national and departmental proportions, the male population of the town is greater than the female population (50.1% against 48.4% nationally and 48.2% at the departmental level).
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