Corme-Écluse

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Corme-Écluse
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Corme-Écluse is located in France
Corme-Écluse
Corme-Écluse
Coordinates: 45°37′55″N 0°51′12″W / 45.6319°N 0.8533°W / 45.6319; -0.8533Coordinates: 45°37′55″N 0°51′12″W / 45.6319°N 0.8533°W / 45.6319; -0.8533
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Saintes
Canton Saujon
Intercommunality Seudre-et-Arnoult
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Marin
Area1 17.49 km2 (6.75 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,006
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17119 / 17600
Elevation 5–33 m (16–108 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.

Corme-Écluse is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.

The village is noteworthy for its Romanesque church of the eleventh century, with a single nave and transepts with ogival vaulting. The massive crossing tower is supported on a vaulted cupola on pendentives. The richly sculptural west front, with a porch of three bays and an arcade above, was restored about 1860.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 602 —    
1968 627 +4.2%
1975 598 −4.6%
1982 651 +8.9%
1990 686 +5.4%
1999 758 +10.5%
2008 1,006 +32.7%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Dangibeaud, L'arrondissement de Saintes (1905) s.v. "Corme-Écluse", p. 16.