Photographer's Note

A country road on the outskirts of the village of Saint-Martial-sur-N, Charente-Maritime.

Saint-Martial-sur-N is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Poitou-Charentes region in south-western France.

With a population of around 350, the village is located 25 kilometres to the north of the sous-prefecture town of Jonzac. The inhabitants are called Saint-Martialais. The altitude of the commune varies between 12 and 68 metres. The N river flows near the village.

In 1789 the commune de Saint-Martial-de-Coculet absorbed that of Juillacq le Petit. On 23 November 1937, Saint-Martial-de-Coculet took the name of Saint-Martial-sur-N. The word 'coculet' is derived from the Latin 'cocula' which translates as 'cluster of mines'.

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Additional Photos by Stephen Nunney (snunney) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10649 W: 63 N: 29870] (130965)
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