Marsais

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Marsais
Town hall
Town hall
Marsais is located in France
Marsais
Marsais
Coordinates: 46°07′35″N 0°35′54″W / 46.1264°N 0.5983°W / 46.1264; -0.5983Coordinates: 46°07′35″N 0°35′54″W / 46.1264°N 0.5983°W / 46.1264; -0.5983
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Rochefort
Canton Surgères
Intercommunality Surgères
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Didier Gatineau
Area
 • Land1 23.98 km2 (9.26 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 878
 • Population2 density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17221 / 17700
Elevation 23–82 m (75–269 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.

Marsais is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. It also has mayoral jurisdiction over two local communes L'Hopiteau (sometimes L'Hopiteaux) and Boisse.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 843 —    
1968 870 +3.2%
1975 748 −14.0%
1982 713 −4.7%
1990 702 −1.5%
1999 785 +11.8%
2008 878 +11.8%

Sports[edit]

Despite the area being small in both geographic and demographic senses, there is a local football team, playing home games at 'Le Chat d'Eau' complex. There is a bar, Le Marsaisian. which is well known in the local region for hosting pool tournaments and Baby Foot (table football) championships.

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