|Intercommunality||Val de Boutonne|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Bernard Belaud|
|Area1||20.30 km2 (7.84 sq mi)|
|• Density||14/km2 (35/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||79111 /79170|
|Elevation||55–149 m (180–489 ft)
(avg. 413 m or 1,355 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.
The surrounding countryside is densely wooded. The village is close to the forest of Ensigné and of Aulnay.
The kindergarten and primary school have been merged with those of Asnières-en-Poitou and Paizay-le-Chapt, none of the three individual villages having a population above 300 by the start of the twenty-first century.
The history of the village is closely linked to that of the Knights Templar. Ensigné contains a Templar command post comprising fortifications, a chapel and a castle. Today the site is privately owned: the castle itself is in a ruined condition, but two separate properties have been created from the part including the former chapel.
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