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|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Josette Rapet|
|• Land1||16.09 km2 (6.21 sq mi)|
|• Population2 Density||23/km2 (58/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||17342 / 17240|
|Elevation||22–54 m (72–177 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 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.
Although it belongs administratively to the canton of Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge, the nearest market town is Gémozac and is noted for its numerous vineyards, sunflower fields and the former wheat mill located in 'Moulin De La Barre'. Eutrope Dupon (1823-1897), born in Saint-Germain-du-Seudre, was a deputy (congressman) in the French National Assembly from 1893 to 1897. There is a bust of him in St-Germain.
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