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Title: Corme-Écluse  
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Subject: Communes of the Charente-Maritime department, Arrondissement of Saintes
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Coordinates: 45°37′55″N 0°51′12″W / 45.6319°N 0.8533°W / 45.6319; -0.8533Coordinates: 45°37′55″N 0°51′12″W / 45.6319°N 0.8533°W / 45.6319; -0.8533

Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Saintes
Canton Saujon
Intercommunality Seudre-et-Arnoult
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Marin
 • Land1 17.49 km2 (6.75 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,006
 • Population2 density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17119 / 17600
Elevation 5–33 m (16–108 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.

Corme-Écluse is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.

The village is noteworthy for its Romanesque church of the eleventh century, with a single nave and transepts with ogival vaulting. The massive crossing tower is supported on a vaulted cupola on pendentives. The richly sculptural west front, with a porch of three bays and an arcade above, was restored about 1860.[1]


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