Romorantin-Lanthenay

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Romorantin-Lanthenay
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Coat of arms of Romorantin-Lanthenay
Coat of arms
Romorantin-Lanthenay is located in France
Romorantin-Lanthenay
Romorantin-Lanthenay
Coordinates: 47°21′32″N 1°44′37″E / 47.3589°N 1.7436°E / 47.3589; 1.7436Coordinates: 47°21′32″N 1°44′37″E / 47.3589°N 1.7436°E / 47.3589; 1.7436
Country France
Region Centre
Department Loir-et-Cher
Arrondissement Romorantin-Lanthenay
Canton Romorantin-Lanthenay-Nord and Romorantin-Lanthenay-Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jeanny Lorgeoux
Area
 • Land1 45.31 km2 (17.49 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 18,350
 • Population2 density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 41194 / 41200
Elevation 84–121 m (276–397 ft)
(avg. 88 m or 289 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.

Romorantin-Lanthenay is a commune in the Loir-et-Cher department of central France.

History[edit]

The current commune is the result of the merger, on 29 May 1961, of the former communes of Romorantin and Lanthenay.

Transportation[edit]

Romorantin-Lanthenay is served by the A85 autoroute and the TER Centre regional rail network (Chemin de Fer du Blanc-Argent).

Miscellaneous[edit]

Between 6 July and 22 July 2007 Sologne Aerodrome was used for the Women's World Gliding Championships.[1]

Romorantin was home to former French automobile firm Matra.

Every year during the last weekend in October, a gastronomy festival is held in Romorantin. First held in 1978, "Les Journées Gastronomiques de Sologne" now attracts around 13,000 visitors.

Twin towns[edit]

Romorantin-Lanthenay is twinned with:

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wwgc2007.org/

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