Saint-Denis-d'Oléron

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Saint-Denis-d'Oléron
Chassiron lighthouse
Chassiron lighthouse
Location of Saint-Denis-d'Oléron
Saint-Denis-d'Oléron is located in France
Saint-Denis-d'Oléron
Saint-Denis-d'Oléron
Saint-Denis-d'Oléron is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Saint-Denis-d'Oléron
Saint-Denis-d'Oléron
Coordinates: 46°02′01″N 1°22′39″W / 46.0336°N 1.3775°W / 46.0336; -1.3775Coordinates: 46°02′01″N 1°22′39″W / 46.0336°N 1.3775°W / 46.0336; -1.3775
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente-Maritime
ArrondissementRochefort
CantonÎle d'Oléron
IntercommunalityÎle-d'Oléron
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2015) Jean-Michel Masse
Area
1
11.75 km2 (4.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,383
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
17323 /17650
Elevation0–15 m (0–49 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Denis-d'Oléron is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

The town of Saint-Denis d'Oléron is located at the northern end of the Île d'Oléron, in the northwest of the Charente-Maritime department.

Activities[edit]

Saint-Denis d'Oleron is the northernmost town of the island; as a result, the town has managed to retain an environment in which nature, authenticity and recreation are in perfect harmony.

Among the local activities are: swimming for families on Boirie beach (which is lined with multicolored cabins), sports on the beach, bike trails along the coastline, walks on the marina (with assured access to local gastronomy), sea fishing and boat trips (daily).

The majestic Chassiron lighthouse is near the town, overlooking the Passage of Antioch, with unforgettable views from its summit at 46 meters.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962896—    
1968901+0.6%
1975951+5.5%
19821,004+5.6%
19901,107+10.3%
19991,221+10.3%
20081,283+5.1%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.