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Sainte-Lheurine is located in France
Coordinates: 45°31′52″N 0°21′54″W / 45.5312°N 0.365°W / 45.5312; -0.365Coordinates: 45°31′52″N 0°21′54″W / 45.5312°N 0.365°W / 45.5312; -0.365
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Jonzac
Canton Jonzac
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Mariau
Area1 17.78 km2 (6.86 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 461
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 17355 /17520
Elevation 36–109 m (118–358 ft)
(avg. 106 m or 348 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.

Sainte-Lheurine is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwestern France.

Location and economy[edit]

The village centre with its church from the 12th century is situated on a small hill that overlooks the vineyards, patches of forest, and the wheat, maize and sunflower fields that characterise the local landscape. A number of scattered small hamlets and single farmsteads in the plains below belong to the commune.

Sainte-Lheurine lies in the "Petite Champagne", and the cultivation of grapes for the production of Cognac and Pineau is the predominant local economic activity, with much of the production sold to the large cognac producers in nearby Cognac.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 529 —    
1968 549 +3.8%
1975 510 −7.1%
1982 473 −7.3%
1990 476 +0.6%
1999 455 −4.4%
2008 461 +1.3%

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