Niort facts for kids
|The old centre of Niort|
|Elevation||2–77 m (6.6–252.6 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 ft*)
|Land area1||68.20 km2 (26.33 sq mi)|
|- Density||855/km2 (2,210/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||79191/ 79000|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
|2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
Niort is a commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France. It is a prefecture of the Deux-Sèvres department. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Niort.
Niort is to the southwest of the Deux-Sèvres department on the left side of the Sèvre Niortaise river. The city is the main place to get into the Marais Poitevin, a large area of marshland in western France.
The commune of Niort is surrounded by the communes:
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Niort is 647.7 mm (25.5 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is September with 94 mm (3.7 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is July with an average of 25.4 mm (1.0 in).
The average temperature for the year in Niort is 12.5 °C (54.5 °F). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 20.2 °C (68.4 °F). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 5.5 °C (41.9 °F).
The inhabitants of Niort are known, in French, as Niortais (women: Niortaises).
The population of Niort was about 58,000 in 2014.
Niort forms, with other 3 communes, the urban area of Niort with a population of 71,127 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 119.8 km2 (46.3 sq mi). This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Niort, formed by 76 communes with a population of 154,160 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 1,373.3 km2 (530.2 sq mi).
- Niort-1, with 19,481 inhabitants (2014).
- Niort-2, with 18,806 inhabitants (2014).
- Niort-3, with 20,024 inhabitants (2014).
Twinned and partner towns
Niort is twinned with:
- Atakpamé, Togo, since 1958
- Coburg, Bavaria, Germany, since 1974
- Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, since 1977
- Springe, Lower Saxony, Germany, since 1979
- Tomelloso, Spain, since 1981
- Gijón, Asturias, Spain, since 1982
- Biała Podlaska, Poland, since 1995
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