Martaizé

Martaizé is a commune in the Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France. It is a small village about 7 miles from Loudun.

Martaizé
Location of Martaizé
Martaizé is located in France
Martaizé
Martaizé
Martaizé is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Martaizé
Martaizé
Coordinates: 46°55′03″N 0°03′43″E / 46.9175°N 0.0619°E / 46.9175; 0.0619Coordinates: 46°55′03″N 0°03′43″E / 46.9175°N 0.0619°E / 46.9175; 0.0619
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentVienne
ArrondissementChâtellerault
CantonLoudun
IntercommunalityPays Loudunais
Government
 • Mayor (2001–) Jean Bodin
Area
1
19.48 km2 (7.52 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
380
 • Density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
86149 /86330
Elevation53–84 m (174–276 ft)
(avg. 55 m or 180 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

In the early 17th century, Martaizé, along with the nearby village of La Chaussée, was one of the seigneuries of Charles de Menou d'Aulnay. Several of the earliest settlers of Acadia including the Babins, Gaudets, LeBlancs, the Bourgs, the Terriots, and the Savoies are believed to have been recruited by d'Aulnay from their original home in Martaizé to colonize New France.[2]

AdministrationEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical population of Martaizé
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population432519428406433389379

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Faragher, John Mack (2005). A great and noble scheme: the tragic story of the expulsion of the French Acadians from their American Homeland. W. W. Norton & Company. p. 44. ISBN 0-393-05135-8.