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Coordinates: 46°11′13″N 1°00′38″W / 46.186994°N 1.010555°W / 46.186994; -1.010555

Commune of Sainte-Soulle

Sainte-Soulle is located in France
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement La Rochelle
Canton La Jarrie
Elevation 3–42 m (9.8–140 ft)
(avg. 32 m/100 ft)
Land area1 21.82 km2 (8.42 sq mi)
Population2 2,652  (1999)
 - Density 122 /km2 (320 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17407/ 17220
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.

Sainte-Soulle is a commune in the canton of La Jarrie in the Charente-Maritime department in the Poitou-Charentes region in south-western France.



The commune is situated about 12 km (7.5 mi) east of La Rochelle and forms a part of the metropolitan area of La Rochelle.

It is traversed by the N11 (La Rochelle - Paris), which can be accessed at the Usseau roundabout. At the Usseau roundabout, the route connecting La Rochelle with Nantes (N137) branches off the N11. The future highway A831 (Fontenay-le-ComteRochefort) will pass through the commune.

Apart from the village Sainte-Soulle, the commune consists of the localities Les Grandes-Rivières, Les Petites-Rivières, Saint-Coux, part of Fontpatour, le Treuil-Arnaudeau, Usseau, La Gabardelière, Chavagne and Le Raguenaud.

Formerly an agricultural commune, it became urbanized in the 1990s and its residents are now employed in nearby La Rochelle.


The name of the commune comes from Saint Soline (see also the commune of Sainte-Soline in the Deux-Sèvres départment).

Historical population

Year Population
1962 1356
1968 1386
1975 1918
1982 2221
1990 2603
1999 2653

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