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Historic centre of Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Historic centre of Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Coat of arms of Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Canton Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Intercommunality Vals de Saintonge
Area1 18.78 km2 (7.25 sq mi)
Population (2014) 7,123
 • Density 379.29/km2 (982.3/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 17347 /17400
Elevation 8–76 m (26–249 ft)
(avg. 42 m or 138 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Jean-d'Angély is a French commune, a subprefecture in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. It is in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Saint-Jean-d'Angély.

The commune has its historical origins in the Abbey of Saint-Jean-d'Angély.


Saint-Jean-d'Angély is in the northeast of the Charente-Maritime department, in the old province of Saintonge, along the Boutonne river, a tributary of the Charente river.

The commune of Saint-Jean-d'Angély has an area of 18.8 km2 (7.3 sq mi), and its average altitude is 42 m (138 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 20 m (66 ft).

Distance from Saint-Jean-d'Angély to other cities
Bordeaux Toulouse Montpellier Lyon Nantes Paris Marseille
148 km (92 mi) 384 km (239 mi) 622 km (386 mi) 580 km (360 mi) 211 km (131 mi) 447 km (278 mi) 787 km (489 mi)
Saint-Jean-d'Angély and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Saint-Jean-d'Angély

The commune of Saint-Jean-d'Angély is surrounded by the communes:


The climate of Saint-Jean-d'Angély, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.


The inhabitants of this city are known, in French, as Angériens (women: Angériennes).

With a population of 7,123, Saint-Jean-d'Angély has a population density of 379 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Saint-Jean-d'Angély


Saint-Jean-d'Angély is a subprefecture of the Charente-Maritime department, the capital of the arrondissement of Saint-Jean-d'Angély and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Saint-Jean-d'Angély.

It is part of the intercommunality Vals de Saintonge (French: Communauté de communes des Vals de Saintonge).

Twinned and partner towns

Saint-Jean-d'Angély is twinned with:


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