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Coordinates: 45°49′21″N 1°06′19″W / 45.8225°N 1.1052°W / 45.8225; -1.1052

Commune of Marennes

The village and the spire of Saint-Pierre church
Marennes, Charente-Maritime is located in France
Marennes, Charente-Maritime
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Rochefort
Canton Marennes
Intercommunality Bassin de Marennes
Mayor Mickaël Vallet
Elevation 0–21 m (0–69 ft)
Land area1 20.09 km2 (7.76 sq mi)
Population2 4,685  (1999)
 - Density 233 /km2 (600 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17219/ 17320
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.

Marennes is a commune in the Charente-Maritime département in south-western France. For a long time it was one of the most prosperous cities of the Saintonge due to its location in the middle of the salt-water marshes at a time where salt was a valuable commodity. Marennes is a center for oyster farming.

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