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The church of Saint-Martin
The church of Saint-Martin
Saint-Martin-l'Ars is located in France
Coordinates: 46°13′13″N 0°31′53″E / 46.2203°N 0.5314°E / 46.2203; 0.5314Coordinates: 46°13′13″N 0°31′53″E / 46.2203°N 0.5314°E / 46.2203; 0.5314
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Vienne
Arrondissement Montmorillon
Canton Availles-Limouzine
Intercommunality Montmorillonnais
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Xavier Diot
Area1 41.76 km2 (16.12 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 478
 • Density 11/km2 (30/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 86234 / 86350
Elevation 132–169 m (433–554 ft)
(avg. 146 m or 479 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.

Saint-Martin-l'Ars is a commune in the Vienne department in the Poitou-Charentes region in western France.


The Clouère flows north-northwest through the middle of the commune.

The Clain flows northwest through the south-western part of the commune and crosses the village.

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