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Poitiers

Poitiers (population 85,000) is a city in central France, préfecture (capital) of the Vienne département. Located on the Clain[?] river, it was founded before Roman influence by the Picton[?] tribe.

King Charles VII established the University of Poitiers[?] in 1432.

Poitiers was the capital of Poitou, the region governed by the Counts of Poitiers.



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