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Archingeay

Archingeay
Archingeay
Archingeay

Coordinates: 45°55′54″N 0°42′17″W / 45.9317°N 0.7047°W / 45.9317; -0.7047Coordinates: 45°55′54″N 0°42′17″W / 45.9317°N 0.7047°W / 45.9317; -0.7047

Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Canton Saint-Savinien
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Jacues
Area
 • Land1 16.61 km2 (6.41 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 622
 • Population2 density 37/km2 (97/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17017 / 17380
Elevation 2–47 m (6.6–154.2 ft)
(avg. 24 m or 79 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.

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

Geography

The river Boutonne forms the commune's northwestern border.

Population

History

The origin of name (and the French demonym Arcantois) might be the Roman general Arcantius, who visited the place.

Archingeay was a prosperous place in the past, due to its thermal source near the château de la Vallée, west of Archingeay. It was renowned for its therapeutic properties (digestive diseases, etc.).

Sights

  • Saint-Martin church (Saint Martin), built in the 12th century
  • Ferrugineous fountain, built by the Romans during the Gallo-Roman period, the general Arcantius passed for its baths.
  • Roman ruins
  • Les Trésors de Lisette Museum - it features. It opens during June, July and August from 3 p.m. (15:00) to 7 p.m. (19:00).

Personalities

  • Arcantius
  • The de Montaigne family, lived in the château de la Vallée.

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Archingeay on the Quid site
  • Location of Archingeay in the map of France
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