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Aulnay, Charente-Maritime

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Subject: Communes of the Charente-Maritime department, Aunis, World Heritage Sites of the Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France, Arrondissement of Saint-Jean-d'Angély, Aulnay, A10 autoroute (France)
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Aulnay, Charente-Maritime


Town hall and war memorial

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 46°01′18″N 0°20′44″W / 46.0217°N 0.3455°W / 46.0217; -0.3455Coordinates: 46°01′18″N 0°20′44″W / 46.0217°N 0.3455°W / 46.0217; -0.3455

Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Canton Aulnay
Intercommunality Aulnay-de-Saintonge
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Mary Collin
 • Land1 30.97 km2 (11.96 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,456
 • Population2 density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17024 / 17470
Elevation 32–107 m (105–351 ft)
(avg. 54 m or 177 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Aulnay, commonly referred to as Aulnay-de-Saintonge, is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.


Saint-Pierre Church

Main article: Church of Saint-Pierre-de-la-Tour d'Aulnay

Saint-Pierre Church is an important Medieval church on the way to Saint-Jacques de Compostelle. Numerous oriental influences can be seen in its designs. For example the first arc of the gate is inspired from Oriental designs.[1] Designs of elephants also find their origin in Oriental designs.[2]

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