Oulmes, Vendée

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Oulmes
The church of Our Lady, in Oulmes
The church of Our Lady, in Oulmes
Oulmes is located in France
Oulmes
Oulmes
Coordinates: 46°24′02″N 0°39′45″W / 46.4006°N 0.6625°W / 46.4006; -0.6625Coordinates: 46°24′02″N 0°39′45″W / 46.4006°N 0.6625°W / 46.4006; -0.6625
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Vendée
Arrondissement Fontenay-le-Comte
Canton Saint-Hilaire-des-Loges
Intercommunality Vendée Sèvre Autise
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Paul Dumoulin
Area1 9.28 km2 (3.58 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 765
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 85168 /85420
Elevation 4–48 m (13–157 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.

Oulmes is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.

Oulmes is located on the D148 road between Fontenay-le-Comte (14 km to the north west)) and Niort (18 km to the south east), and just north of the A83 motorway ‘Routes des Estuaires’ (Estuary route).

As well as the church of Notre Dame, Oulmes has a former chapel of St Thomas, and a former priory in the rue de la Venise Verte. The church has a bell dating from 1642, given by François de la Rochefoucauld, seigneur de Marcillac.

The village primary school is in the Allée des Maléons.

Since 1965, Oulmes has been served by the police station at Maillezais, 8 km to the south west. The house at 48, Rue Georges Clémenceau was the Gendarmerie (police station ) for Oulmes 1904-1965.

In 1881, the Fontenay-le-Comte to Benet railway line opened, with a station at Nieul-Oulmes. The line closed in 1969, and the station building was demolished in 1985, although the street name ‘rue de la Gare’ (Station Road) remains.

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Commune d’Oulmes website