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Subject: Communes of the Charente-Maritime department, Arrondissement of Saint-Jean-d'Angély
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Coordinates: 46°02′32″N 0°32′46″W / 46.0422°N 0.5461°W / 46.0422; -0.5461Coordinates: 46°02′32″N 0°32′46″W / 46.0422°N 0.5461°W / 46.0422; -0.5461

Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Canton Loulay
Intercommunality Canton de Loulay
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Michel Charpentier
 • Land1 11.85 km2 (4.58 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 158
 • Population2 density 13/km2 (35/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17213 / 17330
Elevation 31–106 m (102–348 ft)
(avg. 60 m or 200 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.

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



  • Saint Peter's is a 12th century fortified church which was classed as a Monument Historique (Historic Monument) in 1953.[1]
A high altar and tabernacle with a candle holder consisting of two figures in gilded wood adorns the interior. This has been protected since November 30, 1984.[2]
  • A washhouse and fountain are located below the village, in Puy Bardon.
  • The Essouvert wood is located 1.5 km south-east of the village.
  • A replica of the lantern of the dead of Fenioux was built on the rest area from the A10 Paris-Bordeaux highway in 1994.

See also


  • Lozay on INSEE
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