Valence, Tarn-et-Garonne

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Coat of arms of Valence
Coat of arms
Valence is located in France
Coordinates: 44°06′40″N 0°53′25″E / 44.1111°N 0.8903°E / 44.1111; 0.8903Coordinates: 44°06′40″N 0°53′25″E / 44.1111°N 0.8903°E / 44.1111; 0.8903
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Tarn-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Castelsarrasin
Canton Valence
Intercommunality Deux Rives
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Bousquet
Area1 13.44 km2 (5.19 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,311
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 82186 / 82400
Elevation 56–186 m (184–610 ft)
(avg. 66 m or 217 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.

Valence, also known as Valence-d'Agen, is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Midi-Pyrénées region in southern France.


Valence is located 25 km (16 mi) from Agen, 45 km (28 mi) from Montauban, 60 km (37 mi) from Cahors, 90 km from Toulouse and 160 km (99 mi) from Bordeaux.

The departmental road D813 passes through the town. Until 2008 the road, which runs between Toulouse and Bordeaux, was classified as a National Road N113. Exit 8 of autoroute A62, a road which also runs between Bordeaux and Toulouse, lies a few kilometres from the town. A further connection is provided by the voie verte, a path open to walkers and cyclists which runs between the canal that runs past the edge of the town.

The train station on the northern edge of the town, on the D813, lies on the Bordeaux-Toulouse line.

The Barguelonne flows westward through the northern part of the commune and forms part of its north-eastern and north-western borders.

Twinned Cities[edit]

La Vall d'Uixó situated in the Province de Castellón in Spain and lying about 55 km from Valence, has been its twin city since September 1990.

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