Saint-Savin, Vienne

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Abbey Church of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe
Coat of arms of Saint-Savin
Coat of arms
Saint-Savin is located in France
Coordinates: 46°34′01″N 0°51′52″E / 46.5669°N 0.8644°E / 46.5669; 0.8644Coordinates: 46°34′01″N 0°51′52″E / 46.5669°N 0.8644°E / 46.5669; 0.8644
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Vienne
Arrondissement Montmorillon
Canton Montmorillon
Intercommunality Montmorillonnais
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michel Brouard
Area1 18.8 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 957
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 86246 /86310
Elevation 72–142 m (236–466 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 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-Savin, also referred to as Saint-Savin sur Gartempe ((pronounced [sɛ̃ savɛ̃ syʁ ɡaʁtɑ̃p])), is a commune in the Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France.

Abbey Church[edit]

The Romanesque Abbey Church, begun in the mid 11th century, contains many beautiful 11th- and 12th-century murals which are still in a remarkable state of preservation. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983.


Historical population of Saint-Savin, Vienne
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1283 1349 1323 1058 1089 1009 957

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