Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil

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Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil
Coat of arms of Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil
Coat of arms
Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil is located in France
Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil
Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil
Coordinates: 47°17′06″N 0°07′36″E / 47.285°N 0.1267°E / 47.285; 0.1267Coordinates: 47°17′06″N 0°07′36″E / 47.285°N 0.1267°E / 47.285; 0.1267
Country France
Region Centre
Department Indre-et-Loire
Arrondissement Chinon
Canton Bourgueil
Intercommunality Pays de Bourgueil
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christel Cousseau
Area
 • Land1 36.45 km2 (14.07 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 1,196
 • Population2 density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 37228 / 37500
Elevation 26–116 m (85–381 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-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.

This village is in the Loire Valley, in the midst of many castles, such as Chenonceaux, Villandry, etc. The commune is home to a wine appellation, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil AOC.

Geography[edit]

Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil is situated between Angers, Tours and Chinon.

History[edit]

The old ecclesia Sancti Nicolai, mentioned in 1208,was situated in the North-east of the present cemetery of Bourgueil.

In 1790-1794, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil annexed the former commune of La Taille. The current village centre of Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil was built during the July Monarchy (1830-1848).

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1794 1,680 —    
1800 1,629 −3.0%
1806 1,815 +11.4%
1820 1,829 +0.8%
1831 2,104 +15.0%
1836 2,031 −3.5%
1841 1,987 −2.2%
1846 1,957 −1.5%
1851 1,974 +0.9%
1856 1,954 −1.0%
1861 1,910 −2.3%
1866 1,907 −0.2%
1872 1,868 −2.0%
1876 1,790 −4.2%
1881 1,736 −3.0%
1886 1,678 −3.3%
1891 1,678 +0.0%
1896 1,658 −1.2%
1901 1,573 −5.1%
1906 1,536 −2.4%
1911 1,440 −6.2%
1921 1,345 −6.6%
1926 1,350 +0.4%
1931 1,214 −10.1%
1936 1,239 +2.1%
1946 1,195 −3.6%
1954 1,270 +6.3%
1962 1,319 +3.9%
1968 1,273 −3.5%
1975 1,173 −7.9%
1982 1,116 −4.9%
1990 1,176 +5.4%
1999 1,194 +1.5%
2006 1,219 +2.1%
2009 1,196 −1.9%

Its inhabitants are called the Saint-nicolaisiens.

Personalities[edit]

Marie Dupin, a conquest of Pierre de Ronsard, lived in the Port Guyer (part of Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil) all her life.[citation needed]

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