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Poitiers hill.jpg
The old town center.
Coat of arms of Poitiers
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Vienne
Elevation 65–144 m (213–472 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 ft*)
Land area1 42.11 km2 (16.26 sq mi)
Population2 87,646  (2012)
 - Density 2,081/km2 (5,390/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 86194/ 86000
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.

Coordinates: 46°21′20″N 0°12′04″E / 46.3555°N 0.2010°E / 46.3555; 0.2010

Poitiers Cathédrale Saint Pierre
Cathedral of St. Peter, west side

Poitiers is a city in France, the prefecture of the Poitou-Charentes region and the Vienne department. The town is picturesque; and its streets are interesting for their remains of ancient architecture, especially of the Romanesque period, and the memories of great historical events.

The city itself is very old. It already existed as a Gaulish fort in the time when Julius Caesar came to Gaul. It was the capital of the Pictones tribe.

Notable people

This is a list of people of interest who were born or resided in Poitiers:

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