Place:Royan, Charente-Maritime, France

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NameRoyan
TypeCommune
Coordinates45.633°N 1.033°W
Located inCharente-Maritime, France
source: Family History Library Catalog
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Royan ( ; in Saintongeais dialect) is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department, along the Atlantic Ocean, in southwestern France.

A seaside resort, Royan is in the heart of an urban area estimated at 38,638 inhabitants, which makes it the fourth-largest conurbation in the department, after La Rochelle, Saintes and Rochefort. Capital of the "Côte de beauté", the city is located at the mouth of the Gironde Estuary, the largest estuary in Europe. Royan has five sandy beaches, a marina and a fishing port.

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