Langeais

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Langeais
Château de Langeais
Château de Langeais
Coat of arms of Langeais
Coat of arms
Langeais is located in France
Langeais
Langeais
Coordinates: 47°19′36″N 0°24′25″E / 47.3267°N 0.4069°E / 47.3267; 0.4069Coordinates: 47°19′36″N 0°24′25″E / 47.3267°N 0.4069°E / 47.3267; 0.4069
Country France
Region Centre
Department Indre-et-Loire
Arrondissement Chinon
Canton Langeais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre-Alain Roiron
Area
 • Land1 60.38 km2 (23.31 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 4,011
 • Population2 density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 37123 / 37130
Elevation 36–109 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Langeais is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 2,216 —    
1800 2,205 −0.5%
1806 2,239 +1.5%
1821 2,499 +11.6%
1831 2,840 +13.6%
1836 3,057 +7.6%
1841 3,138 +2.6%
1846 3,565 +13.6%
1851 3,307 −7.2%
1856 3,234 −2.2%
1861 3,381 +4.5%
1866 3,604 +6.6%
1872 3,450 −4.3%
1876 3,463 +0.4%
1881 3,517 +1.6%
1886 3,446 −2.0%
1891 3,365 −2.4%
1896 3,309 −1.7%
1901 3,371 +1.9%
1906 3,550 +5.3%
1911 3,467 −2.3%
1921 3,441 −0.7%
1926 3,450 +0.3%
1931 3,455 +0.1%
1936 3,400 −1.6%
1946 3,511 +3.3%
1954 3,652 +4.0%
1962 3,849 +5.4%
1968 3,907 +1.5%
1975 3,902 −0.1%
1982 4,142 +6.2%
1990 3,960 −4.4%
1999 3,865 −2.4%
2006 3,861 −0.1%
2009 4,011 +3.9%

Sights[edit]

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.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Langeais is served by the A85 autoroute.

International relations[edit]

Langeais is twinned with:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Chisholm 1911, p. 173.

References[edit]

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