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Coordinates: 45°30′43″N 0°40′02″W / 45.5119444444°N 0.667222222222°W / 45.5119444444; -0.667222222222

Commune of Saint-Germain-du-Seudre

Location
Saint-Germain-du-Seudre is located in France
Saint-Germain-du-Seudre
Administration
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Jonzac
Canton Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge
Intercommunality Haute-Saintonge
Mayor Josette Rapot
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 22–54 m (72–180 ft)
(avg. 30 m/98 ft)
Land area1 16.09 km2 (6.21 sq mi)
Population2 330  (1999)
 - Density 21 /km2 (54 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 17342/ 17240
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.

Saint-Germain-du-Seudre is a small historic town on the Gironde estuary. It is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in south-western France.

Although it belongs administratively to the "canton" of Saint Genis de Saintonge, the nearest market town is Gémozac and is noted for its numerous vineyards, sunflower fields and the former wheat mill located in 'Moulin De La Barre'. Eutrope Dupon (1823-1897), born in Saint-Germain-du-Seudre, was a deputy (congressman)in the French National Assembly from 1893 to 1897. There is a bust of him in St-Germain.[1]

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