Poitou

Poitou

Poetou (Poitevin)
Flag of Poitou
Flag
Coat of arms of Poitou
Coat of arms
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CountryFrance
Area
 • Total19,709 km2 (7,610 sq mi)
Population
 (2006 estimate)
Residents known as Poitevins[1]
 • Total1,375,356
Time zoneCET
Count638—677, Guérin de Trèves
1403—1461, Charles VII of France

Poitou (UK: /, US: /,[2][3][4] French: [pwatu]; Poitevin: Poetou) was a province of west-central France whose capital city was Poitiers.

Geography

The main historical cities are Poitiers (historical capital city), Châtellerault (France's kings establishment in Poitou), Niort, La Roche-sur-Yon, Thouars, and Parthenay.