Taizé, Deux-Sèvres

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A general view of Taizé
A general view of Taizé
Taizé is located in France
Coordinates: 46°55′34″N 0°06′57″W / 46.9261°N 0.1158°W / 46.9261; -0.1158Coordinates: 46°55′34″N 0°06′57″W / 46.9261°N 0.1158°W / 46.9261; -0.1158
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Deux-Sèvres
Arrondissement Bressuire
Canton Thouars-1
Intercommunality Thouarsais
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Thomas
Area1 21.23 km2 (8.20 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 760
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 79321 /79100
Elevation 52–125 m (171–410 ft)
(avg. 90 m or 300 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.

Taizé is a commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in western France, one of three that share the name, confusing several hundred pilgrims a year.

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