Saint-Germain-du-Seudre

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Saint-Germain-du-Seudre
Commune
Town hall
Town hall
Saint-Germain-du-Seudre is located in France
Saint-Germain-du-Seudre
Saint-Germain-du-Seudre
Coordinates: 45°30′43″N 0°40′02″W / 45.5119°N 0.6672°W / 45.5119; -0.6672Coordinates: 45°30′43″N 0°40′02″W / 45.5119°N 0.6672°W / 45.5119; -0.6672
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Jonzac
Canton Pons
Intercommunality Haute-Saintonge
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Josette Rapet
Area1 16.09 km2 (6.21 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 363
 • Density 23/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 17342 /17240
Elevation 22–54 m (72–177 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 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-Germain-du-Seudre is a small historic town on the Gironde estuary. It is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.

The nearest market town is Gémozac. It is noted for its numerous vineyards, sunflower fields and the former wheat mill located in 'Moulin De La Barre'. Eutrope Dupon (1823-1897), born in Saint-Germain-du-Seudre, was a deputy (congressman) in the French National Assembly from 1893 to 1897. There is a bust of him in St-Germain.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 414 —    
1968 399 −3.6%
1975 378 −5.3%
1982 363 −4.0%
1990 346 −4.7%
1999 330 −4.6%
2008 363 +10.0%

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