Oulmes, Vendée

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Oulmes
The church of Our Lady, in Oulmes
The church of Our Lady, in Oulmes
Location of Oulmes
Oulmes is located in France
Oulmes
Oulmes
Oulmes is located in Pays de la Loire
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
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentVendée
ArrondissementFontenay-le-Comte
CantonFontenay-le-Comte
CommuneRives-d'Autise
Area
1
9.28 km2 (3.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
855
 • Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
85420
Elevation4–48 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.

Oulmes is a former commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France. On 1 January 2019, it was merged into the new commune Rives-d'Autise.[2]

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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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 4 December 2018 (in French)

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