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Saintes, Charente-Maritime, France - 1906


Saintes, a town of France, capital of an arrondissement in the department of Charente-Inferieur, 42 miles SE. of La Rochelle, on the left bank of the Charente. It has many Roman remains, including the ruins of a large amphitheatre and the arch of Germanicus. The principal edifices are the church of St. Pierre (the old cathedral), the church of Notre Dame, the church of St. Eutropius (founded in the sixth century and rebuilt in the sixteenth), and the Palais de Justice. There are foundries and manufactures of agricultural implements, etc. Saintes took its name from having been the chief town of the Gallic tribe of the Santones. It was the capital of the old province of Saintonge. Pop. in 1901, 13,799 (commune 18,219).

Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

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