Saint-Germain-du-Seudre

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Saint-Germain-du-Seudre
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 Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Jonzac
Canton Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge
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)
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.

Although it belongs administratively to the canton of Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge, the nearest market town is Gémozac and 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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