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Nieul-le-Virouil

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Nieul-le-Virouil
Nieul-le-Virouil (Frankreich)
Nieul-le-Virouil
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department (No) Charente-Maritime (17)
Arrondissement Jonzac
Canton Jonzac
Community association Haute-Saintonge
Coordinates 45° 25′ N, 0° 32′ WCoordinates 45° 25′ N, 0° 32′ W
Height 28–80 m
Area 22,59 km²
Inhabitants 581 (January 1, 2018)
Population density 26 inhabitants/km²
Postal code 17150
INSEE code

Town hall (Mairie) of Nieul-le-Virouil

Nieul-le-Virouil is a commune in France with 581 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2018) in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region (Poitou-Charentes before 2016); it is part of the Jonzac arrondissement and Jonzac canton (until 2015 Mirambeau). The inhabitants are called Nieulais.

Geography

Nieul-le-Virouil is located about eighty kilometers north of Bordeaux. Nieul-le-Virouil is surrounded by the neighbouring municipalities of Saint-Sigismond-de-Clermont to the north and northwest, Guitinières to the north, Saint-Hilaire-du-Bois to the east and northeast, Saint-Simon-des-Bordes to the east, Allas-Bocage to the south and southeast, Mirambeau to the south, Saint-Dizant-du-Bois to the west and Consac to the west and northwest.

Population development

Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2013
Inhabitants 685 660 577 530 547 562 557 587
Source: Cassini and INSEE

Places of interest

Saint-Severin Church

See also: List of monuments historiques in Nieul-le-Virouil

  • Saint-Severin church from the 11th/12th century, Monument historique since 2002
  • Hosanna cross from the 15th century, Monument historique since 1925

Personalities

  • Elie Merlat (1634-1705), Protestant clergyman and university teacher in Lausanne

Literature

  • Le Patrimoine des Communes de la Charente-Maritime. Flohic Editions, vol. 1, Paris 2002, ISBN 2-84234-129-5, pp. 466-467.

Web links

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