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Coordinates: 45°55′54″N 0°42′17″W / 45.93166°N 0.70472°W / 45.93166; -0.70472

Commune of Archingeay

Location
Archingeay is located in France
Archingeay
Administration
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Canton Saint-Savinien
Statistics
Elevation 2–47 m (6.6–150 ft)
(avg. 24 m/79 ft)
Land area1 16.61 km2 (6.41 sq mi)
Population2 519  (1999)
 - Density 31 /km2 (80 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 17017/ 17380
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Archingeay is a commune in the Canton of Saint-Savinien of the Charente-Maritime department in the Poitou-Charentes region in south-western France.

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Geography

The river Boutonne forms the commune's north-western border.

Population

Year Population Density
1962 603 -
1968 536 -
1975 504 -
1982 527 -
1990 539 -
1999 519 31/km²

History

The origin of name (and the French demonym Arcantois) might be the Roman general Arcantius, who visited the place.

Archingeay was a prosperous place in the past, due to its thermal source near the château de la Vallée, west of Archingeay. It was renowned for its therapeutic properties (digestive diseases, etc.).

Attractions

  • Saint-Martin church (Saint Martin), built in the 12th century
  • Ferrugineous fountain, built by the Romans during the Gallo-Roman period, the general Arcantius passed for its baths.
  • Roman ruins
  • Les Trésors de Lisette Museum - it features. It opens during June, July and August from 3 p.m. (15:00) to 7 p.m. (19:00).

Persibs

  • Arcantius
  • The de Montaigne family, lived in the château de la Vallée.

See also

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