Sainte-Soulle

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Sainte-Soulle
The church in Sainte-Soulle
The church in Sainte-Soulle
Location of Sainte-Soulle
Sainte-Soulle is located in France
Sainte-Soulle
Sainte-Soulle
Sainte-Soulle is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Sainte-Soulle
Sainte-Soulle
Coordinates: 46°11′13″N 1°00′38″W / 46.187°N 1.0106°W / 46.187; -1.0106Coordinates: 46°11′13″N 1°00′38″W / 46.187°N 1.0106°W / 46.187; -1.0106
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente-Maritime
ArrondissementLa Rochelle
CantonLa Jarrie
IntercommunalityCA La Rochelle
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Grimpret
Area
1
21.82 km2 (8.42 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,489
 • Density210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
17407 /17220
Elevation3–42 m (9.8–137.8 ft)
(avg. 32 m or 105 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Sainte-Soulle is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated about 12 km (7.5 mi) east of La Rochelle and forms a part of the metropolitan area of La Rochelle.

It is traversed by the N11 (La Rochelle - Paris), which can be accessed at the Usseau roundabout. At the Usseau roundabout, the route connecting La Rochelle with Nantes (N137) branches off the N11; the future highway A831 (Fontenay-le-ComteRochefort) will pass through the commune.

Apart from the village Sainte-Soulle, the commune consists of the localities Les Grandes-Rivières, Les Petites-Rivières, Saint-Coux, part of Fontpatour, le Treuil-Arnaudeau, Usseau, La Gabardelière, Chavagne and Le Raguenaud.

Formerly an agricultural commune, it became urbanized in the 1990s and many of its residents are now employed in nearby La Rochelle.

History[edit]

The name of the commune comes from the local saint Soline (see also the commune of Sainte-Soline in the Deux-Sèvres department).

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,356—    
19681,386+2.2%
19751,918+38.4%
19822,221+15.8%
19902,603+17.2%
19992,653+1.9%
20083,471+30.8%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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