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Country  France
Region  Poitou-Charentes

Area  60,486
Mayor  Jerome Baloge
Niort Beautiful Landscapes of Niort

Map of Niort

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


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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).

Niort gala de boxe 28 avril 2012


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


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.


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.


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.


Niort is the birthplace of the following:

  • Achille-Félix Montaubry (1826–98), tenor associated with opéra comique and operetta
  • Gaston Chérau (1872–1937), writer, a member of the Académie Goncourt
  • Aurélien Capoue, footballer
  • Étienne Capoue, footballer
  • Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon (1635–1719), second wife of Louis XIV
  • 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
  • Twin towns — Sister cities

    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
  • References

    Niort Wikipedia