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Traditional provinces: Poitou, Angoumois, Saintonge
Bordering departments: Charente, Charente-Maritime, Maine-et-Loire, Vendée, Vienne
Area: 5,999 km2
Population (1995): 346,800 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Bressuire, Parthenay
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 33 cantons, 303 communes.
The department is named after the two (Deux) rivers Sèvre Nantaise (126 km), tributary of Loire and Sèvre Niortaise (150 km), tributary of Atlantic Ocean.
by Jaume Ollé