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Coat of arms of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire
Coat of arms
Talmont-Saint-Hilaire is located in France
Coordinates: 46°28′05″N 1°37′01″W / 46.4681°N 1.6169°W / 46.4681; -1.6169Coordinates: 46°28′05″N 1°37′01″W / 46.4681°N 1.6169°W / 46.4681; -1.6169
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Vendée
Arrondissement Les Sables-d'Olonne
Canton Talmont-Saint-Hilaire
Intercommunality Talmondais
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Berthomé
Area1 89.53 km2 (34.57 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 6,648
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 85288 / 85440
Elevation 0–57 m (0–187 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 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.

Talmont-Saint-Hilaire is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France. The commune was formed by the merger of the former communes of Talmont and Saint-Hilaire-de-Talmont in 1974.

Richard I of England often had his base in Talmont, and owned the Château de Talmont from 1182 until his death.

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