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The town hall.

Coordinates: 45°50′50″N 1°08′51″W / 45.8472°N 1.1475°W / 45.8472; -1.1475Coordinates: 45°50′50″N 1°08′51″W / 45.8472°N 1.1475°W / 45.8472; -1.1475

Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Rochefort
Canton Marennes
Intercommunality Bassin de Marennes
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Luc Rousseau
 • Land1 12.40 km2 (4.79 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,347
 • Population2 density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17058 / 17560
Elevation 0–18 m (0–59 ft)

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.
Bourcefranc-le-Chapus is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Poitou-Charentes region in southwestern France. Bourcefranc-le-Chapus is a major oyster farming port. Fort Louvois is a fortification built by Vauban on the Chapus islet in front of the town.


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  • Commune of Bourcefranc-Le Chapus
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