Corme-Écluse

Corme-Écluse is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.

Corme-Écluse
The church in Corme-Écluse
The church in Corme-Écluse
Location of Corme-Écluse
Corme-Écluse is located in France
Corme-Écluse
Corme-Écluse
Corme-Écluse is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Corme-Écluse
Corme-Écluse
Coordinates: 45°37′55″N 0°51′12″W / 45.6319°N 0.8533°W / 45.6319; -0.8533Coordinates: 45°37′55″N 0°51′12″W / 45.6319°N 0.8533°W / 45.6319; -0.8533
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente-Maritime
ArrondissementSaintes
CantonSaujon
IntercommunalitySeudre-et-Arnoult
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Marin
Area
1
17.49 km2 (6.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
1,113
 • Density64/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
17119 /17600
Elevation5–33 m (16–108 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The village is noteworthy for its Romanesque church of the eleventh century, with a single nave and transepts with ogival vaulting. The massive crossing tower is supported on a vaulted cupola on pendentives. The richly sculptural west front, with a porch of three bays and an arcade above, was restored about 1860.[2]

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
1962602—    
1968627+4.2%
1975598−4.6%
1982651+8.9%
1990686+5.4%
1999758+10.5%
20081,006+32.7%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Charles Dangibeaud, L'arrondissement de Saintes (1905) s.v. "Corme-Écluse", p. 16.