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Saint-Loup, Charente-Maritime

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Saint-Loup, Charente-Maritime


Coordinates: 46°00′00″N 0°37′26″W / 46°N 0.6239°W / 46; -0.6239Coordinates: 46°00′00″N 0°37′26″W / 46°N 0.6239°W / 46; -0.6239

Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Canton Tonnay-Boutonne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Descout
 • Land1 16.42 km2 (6.34 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 274
 • Population2 density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17356 / 17380
Elevation 2–48 m (6.6–157.5 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.

Saint-Loup is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Poitou-Charentes region in southwestern France.


It became a commune in 1642 and comprises 21 hamlets. The area of Saint-Loup are marshy. The village lies on the Bibot which empties into the Soie and the Trézence. The Trézence empties into the Boutonne and finally into the Charente River. Most of the area is devoted to cereal and other crops including corn, etc. Other products include cattle and wine.

Life of the commune

Its football (soccer) club was founded in 1936 by the name AS Trézence. During the end of August, it organizes a randomly semi-noctural open and permits of the discovery of roads and passages of the commune. Its gastronmy serves grilled ham.

The commune has a bird migration along with the hibernal ones including ducks and waders.


The commune participated in the French Revolution of 1789. Its inhabitants rallied and engaged against the nobles of the village. It was renamed Epinay-Sans-Culotte (see sans-culotte). The extension Saintonge marked the beginning of the commune to the north of Saintonge by the Aunis frontiers by Santiago de Compostela for one example.

Remarkably hostile and mysterious, the swamplands were drained and farmlands expanded during the reign of Louis XIV. Its production are livestock including cows, beans and corn. Its seasons are from October/December to February/April.

Its inhabitants live for a long time in the wine production along with nuts. The village was affected by phylloxera in the 1860s. It marked the period by the agricultural exploitation in the marshlands and pasture.


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External links

  • Saint-Loup on the Quid site
  • Location of Saint-Loup on the map of France
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