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Coat of arms of Patay
Coat of arms
Patay is located in France
Coordinates: 48°02′54″N 1°41′45″E / 48.0483°N 1.6958°E / 48.0483; 1.6958Coordinates: 48°02′54″N 1°41′45″E / 48.0483°N 1.6958°E / 48.0483; 1.6958
Country France
Region Centre
Department Loiret
Arrondissement Orléans
Canton Patay
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Hubert Abraham
Area1 13.80 km2 (5.33 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,064
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 45248 / 45310
Elevation 116–130 m (381–427 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.

Patay is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France. It has approximate 1,500 inhabitants.[1]


It was the site of the Battle of Patay on June 18, 1429. Between October 11 and 12, 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War, former Papal Zouaves fighting for France engaged the invading Prussians at Patay.[2]

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  1. ^ "Ville de Patay". Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Joseph Powell, Two Years in the Pontifical Zouaves, p. 297pp.