Parthenay facts for kids
|Subprefecture and commune|
|Area1||11.38 km2 (4.39 sq mi)|
|• Density||911.0/km2 (2,359.4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|INSEE/Postal code||79202 /79200|
|Elevation||114–184 m (374–604 ft)
(avg. 149 m or 489 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Parthenay is a commune, an ancient fortified town, in the Deux-Sèvres department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France. It is a subprefecture of the Deux-Sèvres department. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Parthenay.
Parthenay is considered the capital of the Gâtine poitevine (or Gâtine de Parthenay), a region with bocages that is found in the central third of the department of Deux-Sèvres. It is at 28 km (17 mi) to the southeast of Bressuire, the other subprefecture of the department.
The commune of Parthenay is surrounded by the communes:
|Le Tallud||La Peyratte|
|Le Tallud||Pompaire||La Chapelle-Bertrand|
The inhabitants of Parthenay are known, in French, as Parthenaisiens (women: Parthenaisiennes).
With a population of 10,367, Parthenay has a population density of 911 inhabitants/km2.
Evolution of the population in Parthenay
Twinned and partner towns
Parthenay is twinned with:
- Manakara, Madagascar
- Weinstadt, Germany
- Arnedo, Spain
- Abrantes, Portugal
- Tsévié, Togo
- Tipperary, Ireland
- Edmundston, Canada
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