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Niort
"Prefecture and "commune
""Panorama Niort.jpg
""Coat of arms of Niort
Coat of arms
""Niort is located in France
Niort
Niort
Coordinates: 46°19′33″N 0°27′38″W / 46.3258°N 0.4606°W / 46.3258; -0.4606"Coordinates: 46°19′33″N 0°27′38″W / 46.3258°N 0.4606°W / 46.3258; -0.4606
Country "France
"Region "Nouvelle-Aquitaine
"Department "Deux-Sèvres
"Arrondissement "Niort
"Canton "3 cantons
"Intercommunality Niort
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jérôme Baloge
Area1 68.20 km2 (26.33 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 58,311
 • Density 860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
"Time zone "CET ("UTC+1)
 • Summer ("DST) "CEST ("UTC+2)
"INSEE/Postal code 79191 /79000
Elevation 2–77 m (6.6–252.6 ft)
(avg. 28 m or 92 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.

Niort (pronounced "[njɔʁ]; "Latin: Novioritum) is a "commune in the "Deux-Sèvres "department in western France.

The population of Niort is 60,486 and more than 137,000 people live in the urban area. Near Niort at "Maisonnay there is "one of the tallest radio masts in France (height: 330 metres).

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Geography[edit]

The town is located on the "Sèvre Niortaise River and is a centre of "angelica cultivation in France.

Transport[edit]

Niort has a railway station on the "TGV route between Paris and "La Rochelle, "Gare de Niort. Direct TGV to "Paris Montparnasse station takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. Niort is a road and motorway junction, connected to Paris and "Bordeaux by the A10 motorway, with "Nantes by the A83, and with "La Rochelle by the N11.

Economy[edit]

Niort is the French capital of mutual insurance and bank companies, with the headquarters of MAAF, MAIF, MACIF, SMACL and regional branches of national mutual companies such as "Groupama, "Banque Populaire. Niort is a main financial centre of France (fourth ranked after Paris, "Lyon and "Lille). Chemistry and aeronautics are the main industries.

Niort is a major administrative and commercial centre.

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The old keep of Niort

Sports[edit]

The football team is "Chamois Niortais, which plays in the "Ligue 2, the second-highest league in "French football. Rugby team "Stade Niortais celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009. The Dragons baseball team plays in the Regional League.[1]

Personalities[edit]

Niort is the birthplace of the following:

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Niort (1981–2010 averages)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.0
(62.6)
22.1
(71.8)
25.5
(77.9)
29.8
(85.6)
32.3
(90.1)
38.0
(100.4)
38.1
(100.6)
40.1
(104.2)
35.7
(96.3)
30.0
(86)
22.9
(73.2)
19.2
(66.6)
40.1
(104.2)
Average high °C (°F) 8.5
(47.3)
10.0
(50)
13.4
(56.1)
16.0
(60.8)
20.0
(68)
23.7
(74.7)
26.1
(79)
26.1
(79)
22.9
(73.2)
18.0
(64.4)
12.2
(54)
8.9
(48)
17.2
(63)
Average low °C (°F) 2.4
(36.3)
2.3
(36.1)
4.0
(39.2)
5.7
(42.3)
9.4
(48.9)
12.4
(54.3)
14.3
(57.7)
14.0
(57.2)
11.6
(52.9)
9.3
(48.7)
5.1
(41.2)
2.9
(37.2)
7.8
(46)
Record low °C (°F) −16.0
(3.2)
−13.3
(8.1)
−10.7
(12.7)
−4.8
(23.4)
−1.6
(29.1)
3.1
(37.6)
5.1
(41.2)
4.4
(39.9)
2.5
(36.5)
−3.3
(26.1)
−7.0
(19.4)
−10.5
(13.1)
−16.0
(3.2)
Average "precipitation mm (inches) 84.4
(3.323)
66.1
(2.602)
63.8
(2.512)
71.3
(2.807)
69.9
(2.752)
59.2
(2.331)
55.5
(2.185)
50.3
(1.98)
60.5
(2.382)
96.8
(3.811)
93.2
(3.669)
96.2
(3.787)
867.2
(34.142)
Average precipitation days 12.3 9.9 10.4 10.6 11.2 8.0 7.4 6.5 7.7 11.5 11.9 12.3 119.6
Mean monthly "sunshine hours 78.0 106.0 157.7 180.1 215.0 243.2 251.0 247.5 203.2 133.0 90.2 75.4 1,980.3
Source: "Meteo France[2][3]

Culture and heritage[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Niort is "twinned with:

Sights[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bernard, Augustin. Wikipedia.  Missing or empty |title= ("help);
  2. ^ "Données climatiques de la station de Niort" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved January 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Climat Poitou-Charentes" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved January 14, 2016. 

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