Lusignan, Vienne

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Lusignan
Village of Lusignan.JPG
Coat of arms of Lusignan
Coat of arms
Lusignan is located in France
Lusignan
Lusignan
Coordinates: 46°26′08″N 0°07′25″E / 46.4356°N 0.1236°E / 46.4356; 0.1236Coordinates: 46°26′08″N 0°07′25″E / 46.4356°N 0.1236°E / 46.4356; 0.1236
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Vienne
Arrondissement Poitiers
Canton Lusignan
Intercommunality Pays Mélusin
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) René Gibault
Area
 • Land1 37.82 km2 (14.60 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 2,622
 • Population2 density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 86139 / 86600
Elevation 99–159 m (325–522 ft)
(avg. 132 m or 433 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.

Lusignan is a commune in the Vienne department in the Poitou-Charentes region in western France. It lies 25 km southwest of Poitiers. The inhabitants are called Mélusins and Mélusines.

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The town of Lusignan now has about 3,000 inhabitants. It is located on the road RN11 from Poitiers to La Rochelle. It is about 400 km from Paris.

River: La Vonne

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