Lusignan, Vienne

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A general view of Lusignan
A general view of Lusignan
Coat of arms of Lusignan
Coat of arms
Lusignan is located in France
Coordinates: 46°26′08″N 0°07′25″E / 46.4356°N 0.1236°E / 46.4356; 0.1236Coordinates: 46°26′08″N 0°07′25″E / 46.4356°N 0.1236°E / 46.4356; 0.1236
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Vienne
Arrondissement Poitiers
Canton Lusignan
Intercommunality Pays Mélusin
 • Mayor (2001–2008) René Gibault
Area1 37.82 km2 (14.60 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,622
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 86139 / 86600
Elevation 99–159 m (325–522 ft)
(avg. 132 m or 433 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.

Lusignan is a commune in the Vienne department in the Poitou-Charentes region in western France. It lies 25 km southwest of Poitiers. The inhabitants are called Mélusins and Mélusines.


The town of Lusignan now has about 3,000 inhabitants. It is located on the road RN11 from Poitiers to La Rochelle. It is about 400 km from Paris.

River: La Vonne




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