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Merpin’s
Merpins (Frankreich)
Merpins
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department (No) Charente (16)
Arrondissement Cognac
Canton Cognac-2
Community association Grand Cognac
Coordinates 45° 40′ N, 0° 22′ WCoordinates 45° 40′ N, 0° 22′ W
Height 2–33 m
Area 10,40 km²
Inhabitants 1.103 (January 1, 2018)
Population density 106 inhabitants/km²
Postal code 16100
INSEE code

Merpins is a commune in France with 1103 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2018) in the Charente department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region; it is part of the arrondissement of Cognac and the canton of Cognac-2.

Population development

  • 1962: 681
  • 1968: 832
  • 1975: 895
  • 1982: 953
  • 1990: 1025
  • 1999: 940
  • 2006: 1009
  • 2018: 1103

Places of interest

  • Ruins of La Frenade Abbey, founded in 1140 from Cîteaux with the help of the Lords of Cognac, destroyed during the Huguenot wars. Only the south wall of the nave (12th century) and the chapter house (16th century) remain.
  • Ruins of the castle from the time around 850, destroyed in 1387
  • Bridge over the Charenton, a branch of the Charente, Monument historique

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