Saint-Christophe-sur-Roc

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Saint-Christophe-sur-Roc
A general view of Saint-Christophe-sur-Roc
A general view of Saint-Christophe-sur-Roc
Saint-Christophe-sur-Roc is located in France
Saint-Christophe-sur-Roc
Saint-Christophe-sur-Roc
Coordinates: 46°26′53″N 0°20′48″W / 46.4481°N 0.3467°W / 46.4481; -0.3467Coordinates: 46°26′53″N 0°20′48″W / 46.4481°N 0.3467°W / 46.4481; -0.3467
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Deux-Sèvres
Arrondissement Niort
Canton Champdeniers-Saint-Denis
Intercommunality Val d'Egray
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Claude Bonnin
Area1 10.60 km2 (4.09 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 552
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 79241 /79220
Elevation 65–139 m (213–456 ft)
(avg. 105 m or 344 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.

Saint-Christophe-sur-Roc is a commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in western France.

Geography[edit]

Saint-Christophe-sur-Roc is located 17 km (11 mi) North of Niort and 23 km (14 mi) Southwest of Parthenay. The commune consists of the main village Saint-Christophe-sur-Roc and a few outlying localities, including Boisne and Le Breuil. Neighboring communes are Champdeniers-Saint-Denis, Cherveux and La Chapelle-Bâton.

Culture[edit]

The village is the home of the Compagnie Carabosse, famous for its fire-based installations that have visited many cities throughout Europe and beyond.[1][2]

Sites of interest[edit]

  • An underground river flows under the village, with a length of about 5 km (3.1 mi)
  • An old dairy factory dating back to 1884, registered as a monument since 2002.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Compagnie Carabosse". Compagnie Carabosse. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Fire Garden". Thames Festival 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14.