Breil, Maine-et-Loire

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Breil
Breil is located in France
Breil
Breil
Coordinates: 47°28′32″N 0°09′29″E / 47.4756°N 0.1581°E / 47.4756; 0.1581Coordinates: 47°28′32″N 0°09′29″E / 47.4756°N 0.1581°E / 47.4756; 0.1581
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Maine-et-Loire
Arrondissement Saumur
Canton Noyant
Intercommunality Canton of Noyant
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bénédicte Bussonnais
Area
 • Land1 15.09 km2 (5.83 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 274
 • Population2 density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 49044 / 49490
Elevation 60–119 m (197–390 ft)
(avg. 81 m or 266 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 without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Breil is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.

Breil's nearest town and the seat of the canton is Noyant (6 km).

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 614 —    
1800 641 +4.4%
1806 687 +7.2%
1821 749 +9.0%
1831 769 +2.7%
1836 760 −1.2%
1841 730 −3.9%
1846 720 −1.4%
1851 720 +0.0%
1856 711 −1.2%
1861 695 −2.3%
1866 720 +3.6%
1872 674 −6.4%
1876 653 −3.1%
1881 631 −3.4%
1886 621 −1.6%
1891 588 −5.3%
1896 585 −0.5%
1901 592 +1.2%
1906 596 +0.7%
1911 593 −0.5%
1921 531 −10.5%
1926 555 +4.5%
1931 577 +4.0%
1936 562 −2.6%
1946 541 −3.7%
1954 587 +8.5%
1962 524 −10.7%
1968 459 −12.4%
1975 414 −9.8%
1982 308 −25.6%
1990 289 −6.2%
1999 309 +6.9%
2006 274 −11.3%
2009 274 +0.0%

The inhabitants are known as Breillois.

Sights[edit]

Breil is most famous for its Chateau in the Parc du Lathan, where a major Fête de la Chasse (Hunting Fair) is held each August 15. Breil is near the Lac de Rillé, a lake stretching from Rillé to Gué Morin,a hamlet in Breil, where the River Lathan was dammed in 1978 principally for irrigating the valley of the Authion.

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