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The Château of Avanton
The Château of Avanton
Avanton is located in France
Coordinates: 46°39′49″N 0°18′16″E / 46.6636°N 0.3044°E / 46.6636; 0.3044Coordinates: 46°39′49″N 0°18′16″E / 46.6636°N 0.3044°E / 46.6636; 0.3044
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Vienne
Arrondissement Poitiers
Canton Migné-Auxances
Intercommunality Neuvillois
 • Mayor Gabriel Ferer
Area1 10.8 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,836
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 86016 /86170
Elevation 98–132 m (322–433 ft)
(avg. 115 m or 377 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.

Avanton is a commune in the Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France.

A Bronze Age golden hat was found near Avanton in 1844, see Avanton Gold Cone. It is on display in the National Museum of Archeology in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

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