Langeais

Langeais is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On 1 January 2017, the former commune of Les Essards was merged into Langeais.[1]

Langeais

Coat of arms
Location of Langeais
Langeais
Langeais
Coordinates: 47°19′36″N 0°24′25″E
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre-et-Loire
ArrondissementChinon
CantonLangeais
Government
  Mayor (2017–2020) Pierre-Alain Roiron
Area
1
64.55 km2 (24.92 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
4,341
  Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
37123 /37130
Elevation36–109 m (118–358 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17932,216    
18002,205−0.5%
18062,239+1.5%
18212,499+11.6%
18312,840+13.6%
18363,057+7.6%
18413,138+2.6%
18463,565+13.6%
18513,307−7.2%
18563,234−2.2%
18613,381+4.5%
18663,604+6.6%
18723,450−4.3%
18763,463+0.4%
18813,517+1.6%
18863,446−2.0%
18913,365−2.4%
18963,309−1.7%
19013,371+1.9%
19063,550+5.3%
19113,467−2.3%
19213,441−0.7%
19263,450+0.3%
19313,455+0.1%
19363,400−1.6%
19463,511+3.3%
19543,652+4.0%
19623,849+5.4%
19683,907+1.5%
19753,902−0.1%
19824,142+6.2%
19903,960−4.4%
19993,865−2.4%
20063,861−0.1%
20094,011+3.9%

Sights

Langeais has a church of the 11th, 12th and 15th centuries, but is chiefly interesting for its large and historic château built soon after the middle of the 15th century by Jean Bourré, minister of Louis XI. Here the marriage of Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany took place in 1491. In the park, are the ruins of a keep of late 10th century architecture, built by Fulk Nerra (Black Hawk in old French), count of Anjou.[2]

Transportation

Langeais is served by the A85 autoroute.

International relations

Langeais is twinned with:

Notes

  1. Arrêté préfectoral 30 September 2016 (in French)
  2. Chisholm 1911, p. 173.

References

Attribution
  • Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Langeais" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 16 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 173.
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