Saint-André-sur-Sèvre

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Saint-André-sur-Sèvre
Location of Saint-André-sur-Sèvre
Saint-André-sur-Sèvre is located in France
Saint-André-sur-Sèvre
Saint-André-sur-Sèvre
Saint-André-sur-Sèvre is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Saint-André-sur-Sèvre
Saint-André-sur-Sèvre
Coordinates: 46°47′03″N 0°40′39″W / 46.7842°N 0.6775°W / 46.7842; -0.6775Coordinates: 46°47′03″N 0°40′39″W / 46.7842°N 0.6775°W / 46.7842; -0.6775
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentDeux-Sèvres
ArrondissementBressuire
CantonCerizay
IntercommunalityDelta-Sèvre-Argent
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Dany Grellier
Area
1
19.85 km2 (7.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
662
 • Density33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
79236 /79380
Elevation146–212 m (479–696 ft)
(avg. 179 m or 587 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-André-sur-Sèvre is a commune located northwest of the Deux-Sèvres department, in western France.

Geography[edit]

This territory is called « Gâtine », and close to the limits of the Vendée in the « High-Bocage » Vendée.

The altitude ranges from 146 meters to 212 meters on the granite massif of the municipality, the average altitude is 179 meters.

The municipality's municipal area covers 1,985 hectares.

History[edit]

Hundred Years' War[edit]

The conflict between the Plantagenets and the Capetians, which opposed the English and the French, partly took place in Poitou, Normandy and Aquitaine.

War in the Vendée[edit]

In 1793, during the war in the Vendée: passage of the Infernal Columns to the castle of Saint-Mesmin; a courier from Parthenay announces that the enemy, the Republicans nicknamed the blues, surrounds Chataignieraie, then this army of the revolution seizes Reaumur, Montournay, Mouilleron, Chavaigne, Tillais and Saint-Mesmin.

Places and monuments[edit]

  • Castle of Saint-Mesmin at the foot of which flows the river the Sevreau, less than 2 kilometers (1,2 miles) from Saint-Mesmin, is located on the town of Saint-André-sur-Sèvre. It is an old medieval fortress of the 13th century, equipped with a dungeon 28 meters high, built in the 15th century. The castle is open to the public in summer and medieval events are organized.
  • A Cloister garden, the river Sevre, a church of the thirteenth century.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.