Marennes, Charente-Maritime

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Marennes
Marennes-Toits.JPG
Coat of arms of Marennes
Coat of arms
Marennes is located in France
Marennes
Marennes
Coordinates: 45°49′21″N 1°06′19″W / 45.8225°N 1.1052°W / 45.8225; -1.1052Coordinates: 45°49′21″N 1°06′19″W / 45.8225°N 1.1052°W / 45.8225; -1.1052
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Rochefort
Canton Marennes
Intercommunality Bassin de Marennes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Mickaël Vallet
Area
 • Land1 20.09 km2 (7.76 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 5,465
 • Population2 density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17219 / 17320
Elevation 0–21 m (0–69 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.

Marennes is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.

For a long time it was one of the most prosperous cities of the Saintonge due to its location in the middle of the salt-water marshes at a time where salt was a valuable commodity. Marennes is a center for oyster farming.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 4,996 —    
1800 4,633 −7.3%
1806 4,633 +0.0%
1821 4,193 −9.5%
1831 4,605 +9.8%
1836 4,542 −1.4%
1841 4,410 −2.9%
1846 4,542 +3.0%
1851 4,589 +1.0%
1856 4,508 −1.8%
1861 4,455 −1.2%
1866 4,426 −0.7%
1872 4,495 +1.6%
1876 4,565 +1.6%
1881 4,945 +8.3%
1886 4,766 −3.6%
1891 5,415 +13.6%
1896 6,293 +16.2%
1901 6,459 +2.6%
1906 6,408 −0.8%
1911 4,519 −29.5%
1921 3,900 −13.7%
1926 4,082 +4.7%
1931 4,011 −1.7%
1936 3,957 −1.3%
1946 3,806 −3.8%
1954 3,829 +0.6%
1962 4,345 +13.5%
1968 4,443 +2.3%
1975 4,214 −5.2%
1982 4,549 +7.9%
1990 4,634 +1.9%
1999 4,685 +1.1%
2008 5,465 +16.6%

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