Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine

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Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine
A general view of Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine
A general view of Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine
Coat of arms of Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine
Coat of arms
Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine is located in France
Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine
Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine
Coordinates: 47°08′39″N 1°24′56″W / 47.1442°N 1.4156°W / 47.1442; -1.4156Coordinates: 47°08′39″N 1°24′56″W / 47.1442°N 1.4156°W / 47.1442; -1.4156
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Nantes
Canton Vertou-Vignoble
Intercommunality Sèvre, Maine et Goulaine
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Yves Lecoq
Area1 5.97 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 1,162
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 44159 / 44690
Elevation 2–53 m (6.6–173.9 ft)
(avg. 53 m or 174 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.

Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département in western France.

The inhabitants are Fiacrais.

Situated near Nantes, Saint-Fiacre is surrounded by Muscadet vineyards, between Sèvre Nantaise and Maine rivers.

Geography[edit]

Saint-Fiacre-Sur-Maine in Loire-Atlantique
  • More of 80% of this commune is covered in vines, more than any other in France. There are more than 30 vine growers.

History[edit]

Saint-Hilaire-du-Coing (Sanctus Hilarius del Cugno), was founded in the 6th century, becoming Saint-Fiacre-du-Coing (and Saint-Fiacre) in the 16th century because of pilgrimages to view the saint's statue.

Twin towns[edit]

Saint Fiacre sur Maine has a town twinning agreement with

Demographics[edit]

Historical population of Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2007
Population 636 651 761 935 935 996 1147

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