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Deux-Sèvres (Department, France)

Last modified: 2003-12-27 by ivan sache
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Administrative data

Code: 79
Region: Poitou-Charentes
Traditional provinces: Poitou, Angoumois, Saintonge
Bordering departments: Charente, Charente-Maritime, Maine-et-Loire, Vendée, Vienne

Area: 5,999 km2
Population (1995): 346,800 inhabitants

Préfecture: Niort
Sous-préfectures: Bressuire, Parthenay
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 33 cantons, 303 communes.

The department is named after the two (Deux) rivers Sèvre Nantaise (126 km), tributary of Loire and Sèvre Niortaise (150 km), tributary of Atlantic Ocean.

Flag of the General Council

[General Council Deux-Sevres]by Jaume Ollé