Neung-sur-Beuvron

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Neung-sur-Beuvron
Neung-sur-Beuvron is located in France
Neung-sur-Beuvron
Neung-sur-Beuvron
Coordinates: 47°32′10″N 1°48′20″E / 47.5361°N 1.8056°E / 47.5361; 1.8056Coordinates: 47°32′10″N 1°48′20″E / 47.5361°N 1.8056°E / 47.5361; 1.8056
Country France
Region Centre
Department Loir-et-Cher
Arrondissement Romorantin-Lanthenay
Canton Neung-sur-Beuvron
(chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Sologne des étangs
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Legourd
Area1 63 km2 (24 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,112
 • Density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 41159 / 41210
Elevation 87–122 m (285–400 ft)
(avg. 97 m or 318 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.

Neung-sur-Beuvron is a commune in the Loir-et-Cher department of central France.

It is twinned with Williton, Somerset, in the UK.

Geography[edit]

Neung's historic location is situated between two rivers, the Beuvron and the Tharonne. From the air, one can easily see the circular outline of the ancient Gallic and Roman oppidum.

History[edit]

Neung sur Beuvron is thought to be the Roman town of Noviodunum Biturigum, in which Vercingetorix and Julius Caesar fought in 52 BC. A few modest Roman remains still survive. A surviving Roman road runs from Neung to La Ferté-Beauharnais, crossing the forest under the name of "les chemins bas" (the low roads).

Joan of Arc also passed through the village after the liberation of Orléans in 1429. This and the battle of 52 BC are commemorated by plaques on the village church.

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