Luynes, Indre-et-Loire

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Luynes
LuynesFromAbove.jpg
Coat of arms of Luynes
Coat of arms
Luynes is located in France
Luynes
Luynes
Coordinates: 47°23′28″N 0°33′19″E / 47.3911°N 0.5552°E / 47.3911; 0.5552Coordinates: 47°23′28″N 0°33′19″E / 47.3911°N 0.5552°E / 47.3911; 0.5552
Country France
Region Centre
Department Indre-et-Loire
Arrondissement Tours
Canton Luynes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bertrand Ritouret
Area1 34.01 km2 (13.13 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 5,025
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 37139 / 37230
Elevation 39–105 m (128–344 ft)
Website luynes.fr

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.

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

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 2,136 —    
1800 2,169 +1.5%
1806 2,096 −3.4%
1821 2,004 −4.4%
1831 2,165 +8.0%
1836 2,098 −3.1%
1841 2,003 −4.5%
1846 2,187 +9.2%
1851 2,127 −2.7%
1856 2,109 −0.8%
1861 2,057 −2.5%
1866 2,047 −0.5%
1872 1,981 −3.2%
1876 1,970 −0.6%
1881 1,992 +1.1%
1886 2,014 +1.1%
1891 1,948 −3.3%
1896 1,948 +0.0%
1901 1,846 −5.2%
1906 1,869 +1.2%
1911 1,734 −7.2%
1921 1,530 −11.8%
1926 1,551 +1.4%
1931 1,517 −2.2%
1936 1,533 +1.1%
1946 1,663 +8.5%
1954 1,688 +1.5%
1962 1,699 +0.7%
1968 1,948 +14.7%
1975 2,614 +34.2%
1982 3,834 +46.7%
1990 4,128 +7.7%
1999 4,501 +9.0%
2006 5,002 +11.1%
2009 5,025 +0.5%

Sights[edit]

The castle of Luynes has been registered as a historic site since 1926.[1] The construction started in the 13th century, and the building was redesigned in the 15th and 17th century.

Luynes Aqueduct

A Roman Aqueduct which carried water to Tours is visible as a series of piers, some still connected by arches, where it crosses a small valley between Luynes and Fondettes.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Château de Luynes in the Base Mérimée database" (in French). French Ministry of Culture. 
  2. ^ Roman France, Knight, Jeremy (2001) ISBN 0 7524 1915 3, p. 60