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The church of Our Lady
The church of Our Lady
Coat of arms of Pouzauges
Coat of arms
Pouzauges is located in France
Coordinates: 46°46′59″N 0°50′10″W / 46.7831°N 0.8361°W / 46.7831; -0.8361Coordinates: 46°46′59″N 0°50′10″W / 46.7831°N 0.8361°W / 46.7831; -0.8361
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Vendée
Arrondissement Fontenay-le-Comte
Canton Pouzauges
Intercommunality Pays de Pouzauges
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Roy
Area1 36.65 km2 (14.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,518
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 85182 /85700
Elevation 92–280 m (302–919 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.

Pouzauges is a commune in the Vendée département in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.


The river Lay forms most of the commune's southern border.

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