Aixe-sur-Vienne

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Aixe-sur-Vienne
The vestige of the Malassert bridge, built in the 14th century, and called "Roman Bridge"
The vestige of the Malassert bridge, built in the 14th century, and called "Roman Bridge"
Coat of arms of Aixe-sur-Vienne
Coat of arms
Aixe-sur-Vienne is located in France
Aixe-sur-Vienne
Aixe-sur-Vienne
Coordinates: 45°47′50″N 1°08′12″E / 45.7972°N 1.1367°E / 45.7972; 1.1367Coordinates: 45°47′50″N 1°08′12″E / 45.7972°N 1.1367°E / 45.7972; 1.1367
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Haute-Vienne
Arrondissement Limoges
Canton Aixe-sur-Vienne
Intercommunality Val de Vienne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Nouaille
Area1 22.85 km2 (8.82 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,646
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 87001 / 87700
Elevation 190–343 m (623–1,125 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.

Aixe-sur-Vienne (Occitan: Aissa) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France.

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A merovingian castrum was recorded as being at the confluence of the river. The Château d'Aixe (or "Tour Jeanne d'Albret") was constructed in the 13th century in Aixe-sur-Vienne, controlled by the viscounts of Limoges. It was demolished at the beginning of the 19th century.

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