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Coat of arms of Maillezais
Coat of arms
Maillezais is located in France
Coordinates: 46°22′20″N 0°44′17″W / 46.3722°N 0.7381°W / 46.3722; -0.7381Coordinates: 46°22′20″N 0°44′17″W / 46.3722°N 0.7381°W / 46.3722; -0.7381
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Vendée
Arrondissement Fontenay-le-Comte
Canton Maillezais
Intercommunality Vendée Sèvre Autise
Area1 20.33 km2 (7.85 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,018
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 85133 / 85420
Elevation 1–18 m (3.3–59.1 ft)
(avg. 7 m or 23 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.

Maillezais is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.

It was once an island, until Monks of the Maillezais Abbey dug canals. Remains of the sea wall are still present, and canoe tours of the canals are a regular attraction to tourists.

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