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Royan is located in Fraunce
Coordinates: 45°37′N 1°02′W / 45.62°N 1.03°W / 45.62; -1.03Coordinates: 45°37′N 1°02′W / 45.62°N 1.03°W / 45.62; -1.03
Kintra Fraunce
Region Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes
Depairtment Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Rochefort
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération Royan Atlantique
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Didier Quentin
 • Land1 19.30 km2 (7.45 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 18,541
INSEE/Postal code 17306 / 17200
Elevation 0–35 m (0–115 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anly coonted ance.

Royan (French pronunciation: [ʁwa.jɑ̃]; locally [ʁwe.jɑ̃] in Saintongeais dialect) is a commune in the Charente-Maritime depairtment an the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, alang the Atlantic Ocean, in soothwastren Fraunce.