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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
Niort
(pronounced [njɔʁ]; Latin: Novioritum) is a commune in the Deux-Sèvres
Deux-Sèvres
department in western France. The population of Niort
Niort
is 60,486 and more than 137,000 people live in the urban area. Near Niort
Niort
at Maisonnay
Maisonnay
there is one of the tallest radio masts in France
France
(height: 330 metres).

Contents

1 Geography 2 Transport 3 Economy 4 Sports

4.1 Notable people

5 Climate 6 International relations

6.1 Twin towns — Sister cities

7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Geography[edit] The town is located on the Sèvre Niortaise
Sèvre Niortaise
River and is a centre of angelica cultivation in France. Transport[edit] Niort
Niort
has a railway station on the TGV
TGV
route between Paris
Paris
and La Rochelle, Gare de Niort. Direct TGV
TGV
to Paris
Paris
Montparnasse station takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. Niort
Niort
is a road and motorway junction, connected to Paris
Paris
and Bordeaux
Bordeaux
by the A10 motorway, with Nantes
Nantes
by the A83, and with La Rochelle
La Rochelle
by the N11. Economy[edit] Niort
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
Niort
is a main financial centre of France
France
(fourth ranked after Paris, Lyon
Lyon
and Lille). Chemistry and aeronautics are the main industries. Niort
Niort
is a major administrative and commercial centre.

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] Notable people[edit] Niort
Niort
is the birthplace of the following:

Achille-Félix Montaubry (1826–98), tenor associated with opéra comique and operetta Gaston Chérau
Gaston Chérau
(1872–1937), writer, a member of the Académie Goncourt Aurélien Capoue, footballer Étienne Capoue, footballer Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon
Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon
(1635–1719), second wife of Louis XIV Henri-Georges Clouzot
Henri-Georges Clouzot
(1904–1977), film director Paul Collomp (1885–1943), French hellenist and papyrologist Julien N'Da, footballer Louis-Marcelin, marquis de Fontanes (1757–1821), poet and politician Mamadou Camara, footballer Mickaël Brunet, footballer Jacques Antoine Marie de Liniers et Brémond (Santiago Antonio María de Liniers y Bremond) (1753–1810), Spanish Viceroy in the Río de la Plata Jean Sauvaget (1901–1950), historian and orientalist Isabelle Druet (born 1979), mezzo-soprano

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Niort
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]

International relations[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in France Twin towns — Sister cities[edit] Niort
Niort
is twinned with:

Atakpamé, Togo, since 1958 Coburg, Bavaria, Germany, since 1974 Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, since 1977 Springe, Lower Saxony, Germany, since 1979 Tomelloso, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, since 1981 Gijón, Asturias, Spain, since 1982 Biała Podlaska, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland, since 1995

See also[edit]

Château de Niort Communes of the Deux-Sèvres
Deux-Sèvres
department Pierre-Marie Poisson
Pierre-Marie Poisson
Niort
Niort
War Memorial

References[edit]

INSEE

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

External links[edit]

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Communes of the Deux-Sèvres
Deux-Sèvres
department

L'Absie Adilly Aiffres Aigonnay Airvault Alloinay Allonne Amailloux Amuré Arçais Ardilleux Ardin Argenton-l'Église Argentonnay Asnières-en-Poitou Assais-les-Jumeaux Aubigné Aubigny Augé Availles-Thouarsais Avon Azay-le-Brûlé Azay-sur-Thouet La Bataille Beaulieu-sous-Parthenay Beaussais-Vitré Beauvoir-sur-Niort Béceleuf Belleville Bessines Le Beugnon Boismé Boisserolles La Boissière-en-Gâtine Bougon Bouillé-Loretz Bouin Le Bourdet Boussais Bressuire Bretignolles Le Breuil-Bernard Brie Brieuil-sur-Chizé Brion-près-Thouet Brioux-sur-Boutonne Brûlain Le Busseau Caunay Celles-sur-Belle Cerizay Chail Champdeniers-Saint-Denis Chantecorps Chanteloup La Chapelle-Bâton La Chapelle-Bertrand La Chapelle-Pouilloux La Chapelle-Saint-Étienne La Chapelle-Saint-Laurent La Chapelle-Thireuil Châtillon-sur-Thouet Chauray Chef-Boutonne Chenay Chérigné Cherveux Chey Chiché Le Chillou Chizé Cirières Clavé Clessé Clussais-la-Pommeraie Combrand La Couarde Coulon Coulonges-sur-l'Autize Coulonges-Thouarsais Courlay Cours Coutières Couture-d'Argenson La Crèche Crézières Doux Échiré Ensigné Épannes Exireuil Exoudun Faye-l'Abbesse Faye-sur-Ardin Fénery Fenioux La Ferrière-en-Parthenay Fomperron Fontenille-Saint-Martin-d'Entraigues La Forêt-sur-Sèvre Les Forges Fors Les Fosses La Foye-Monjault François Fressines Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan Geay Genneton Germond-Rouvre Glénay Gourgé Granzay-Gript Les Groseillers Hanc Irais Juillé Juscorps Lageon Largeasse Lezay Lhoumois Limalonges Lorigné Loubigné Loubillé Louin Louzy Luché-sur-Brioux Luché-Thouarsais Lusseray Luzay Magné Mairé-Levescault Maisonnay Maisontiers Marigny Marnes Mauléon Mauzé-sur-le-Mignon Mauzé-Thouarsais Mazières-en-Gâtine Mazières-sur-Béronne Melle Melleran Ménigoute Messé Missé Moncoutant Montalembert Montravers La Mothe-Saint-Héray Mougon-Thorigné Moutiers-sous-Chantemerle Nanteuil Neuvy-Bouin Niort Nueil-les-Aubiers Oiron Oroux Paizay-le-Chapt Paizay-le-Tort Pamplie Pamproux Parthenay Pas-de-Jeu Périgné Pers La Petite-Boissière La Peyratte Pierrefitte Le Pin Pioussay Pliboux Pompaire Pouffonds Pougne-Hérisson Prahecq Prailles Pressigny Priaires Prin-Deyrançon Prissé-la-Charrière Pugny Puihardy Reffannes Le Retail La Rochénard Rom Romans Saint-Amand-sur-Sèvre Saint-André-sur-Sèvre Saint-Aubin-du-Plain Saint-Aubin-le-Cloud Saint-Christophe-sur-Roc Saint-Coutant Saint-Cyr-la-Lande Sainte-Blandine Sainte-Eanne Sainte-Gemme Sainte-Néomaye Sainte-Ouenne Sainte-Radegonde Sainte-Soline Saint-Étienne-la-Cigogne Sainte-Verge Saint-Gelais Saint-Génard Saint-Généroux Saint-Georges-de-Noisné Saint-Georges-de-Rex Saint-Germain-de-Longue-Chaume Saint-Germier Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars Saint-Jean-de-Thouars Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes Saint-Jouin-de-Milly Saint-Laurs Saint-Léger-de-la-Martinière Saint-Léger-de-Montbrun Saint-Lin Saint-Loup-Lamairé Saint-Maixent-de-Beugné Saint-Maixent-l'École Saint-Marc-la-Lande Saint-Martin-de-Bernegoue Saint-Martin-de-Mâcon Saint-Martin-de-Saint-Maixent Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux Saint-Martin-lès-Melle Saint-Maurice-Étusson Saint-Maxire Saint-Médard Saint-Pardoux Saint-Paul-en-Gâtine Saint-Pierre-des-Échaubrognes Saint-Pompain Saint-Rémy Saint-Romans-des-Champs Saint-Romans-lès-Melle Saint-Symphorien Saint-Varent Saint-Vincent-la-Châtre Saivres Salles Sansais Saurais Sauzé-Vaussais Sciecq Scillé Secondigné-sur-Belle Secondigny Séligné Sepvret Sompt Soudan Soutiers Souvigné Surin Taizé Le Tallud Tessonnière Thénezay Thorigny-sur-le-Mignon Thouars Tillou Tourtenay Trayes Usseau Val en Vignes Vallans Vançais Le Vanneau-Irleau Vanzay Vasles Vausseroux Vautebis Vernoux-en-Gâtine Vernoux-sur-Boutonne Verruyes Le Vert Viennay Villefollet Villemain Villiers-en-Bois Villiers-en-Plaine Villiers-sur-Chizé Vouhé Vouillé Voulmentin Xaintray

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