Briare

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Briare
Town hall
Town hall
Briare is located in France
Briare
Briare
Coordinates: 47°38′20″N 2°44′24″E / 47.6389°N 2.74°E / 47.6389; 2.74Coordinates: 47°38′20″N 2°44′24″E / 47.6389°N 2.74°E / 47.6389; 2.74
Country France
Region Centre
Department Loiret
Arrondissement Montargis
Canton Briare
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marius Collot
Area
 • Land1 45.41 km2 (17.53 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 5,688
 • Population2 density 130/km2 (320/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 45053 / 45250
Elevation 122–189 m (400–620 ft)
(avg. 144 m or 472 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.

Briare is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France.

Briare, the Brivodorum of the Romans, is situated at the extremity of the Briare Canal, which unites the river Loire and its lateral canal with the Loing and so with the Seine. The lateral canal of the Loire crosses the Loire near Briare by the Briare aqueduct which is 662 m long.[1]

The harbour

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 1,655 —    
1800 1,655 +0.0%
1806 1,819 +9.9%
1821 2,082 +14.5%
1831 2,730 +31.1%
1836 2,977 +9.0%
1841 3,239 +8.8%
1846 3,227 −0.4%
1851 3,477 +7.7%
1856 3,843 +10.5%
1861 3,927 +2.2%
1866 4,346 +10.7%
1872 4,775 +9.9%
1876 5,153 +7.9%
1881 5,590 +8.5%
1886 5,894 +5.4%
1891 6,684 +13.4%
1896 5,814 −13.0%
1901 5,630 −3.2%
1906 5,227 −7.2%
1911 4,637 −11.3%
1921 4,577 −1.3%
1926 4,135 −9.7%
1931 4,012 −3.0%
1936 3,791 −5.5%
1946 3,833 +1.1%
1954 3,895 +1.6%
1962 4,114 +5.6%
1968 5,140 +24.9%
1975 5,637 +9.7%
1982 6,267 +11.2%
1990 6,070 −3.1%
1999 5,989 −1.3%
2006 5,703 −4.8%
2009 5,688 −0.3%

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References[edit]

  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Briare". Encyclopædia Britannica 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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