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Coordinates: 45°18′09″N 0°18′19″W / 45.3025°N 0.305277°W / 45.3025; -0.305277

Commune of Chatenet

Chatenet is located in France
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Jonzac
Canton Montlieu-la-Garde
Intercommunality Haute-Saintonge
Elevation 61–123 m (200–400 ft)
(avg. 85 m/280 ft)
Land area1 9.6 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Population2 188  (1999)
 - Density 20 /km2 (52 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17095/ 17210
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.

Chatenet is a commune in the canton of Montlieu-la-Garde of the Charente-Maritime in the département in the Poitou-Charentes region in south-western France.



Chatenet is a small commune situated between the market town of Montendre and the large village of Chevanceaux. It is principaly a farming community however in recent years tourism has become important. The location of Chatenet in the southern tip of the Charente Maritime provides the area with a warm climate and its proximity to Bordeaux, Cognac and Angouleme make it an ideal holiday destination. There are a number of high quality gites[1][holiday cottages] within Chatenet, which can be found easily on all major search engines. The Seugne flows north-northwestward through the middle of the commune and forms part of its southern and northern borders.

Historical population

Year Population Density
1962 268 -
1968 275 -
1975 215 -
1982 210 -
1990 195 -
1999 188 19/km²

Population currently stands at just over 200 [July 2009]

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