Acigné

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Acigné
Acigné
The church of Acigné
The church of Acigné
Coat of arms of Acigné
Coat of arms
Acigné is located in France
Acigné
Acigné
Coordinates: 48°08′05″N 1°32′07″W / 48.1347°N 1.5353°W / 48.1347; -1.5353Coordinates: 48°08′05″N 1°32′07″W / 48.1347°N 1.5353°W / 48.1347; -1.5353
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Ille-et-Vilaine
Arrondissement Rennes
Canton Liffré
Intercommunality Rennes Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Olivier Dehaese
Area1 29.55 km2 (11.41 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 6,398
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 35001 /35690
Elevation 29–90 m (95–295 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.

Acigné (Gallo: Aczeinyae) is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.

History[edit]

Evidences of ancient occupation of the site go back to 3500 BCE.

The areas was evangelized by Martin of Tours or his disciples in the 4th century.

In 1010, Rivallon, Baron of Vitré ceded the territory of Acigné to his son Renaud. This dynasty lasted until the 16th century, when the line ended with the marriage of Judith d'Acigné to the marshall of Cossé-Brissac.

From th 11th to the 18th centuries, part of the territory of the commune belonged to the Abbeys of Saint Melaine and Saint Georges in Rennes.

In 1234, the castle was destroyed by the Duke of Brittany, Pierre Mauclerc to punish Alain d'Acigné for having sided with the king of France (Louis IX) against him.

During the French Revolution, the village sided with its clergy and was punished by being sacked by a troup of national guard in 1792.[1]

Population[edit]

Industrialization brought a marked exodus during the 19th and 20th centuries. However, in the 1970s, this trend was reversed, and the population again increased.[2]

Inhabitants of Acigné are called Acignolais in French.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,921 —    
1800 2,322 +20.9%
1806 1,792 −22.8%
1821 2,184 +21.9%
1831 2,306 +5.6%
1841 1,990 −13.7%
1851 2,058 +3.4%
1861 2,148 +4.4%
1872 2,151 +0.1%
1881 2,077 −3.4%
1891 1,972 −5.1%
1901 1,843 −6.5%
1911 1,709 −7.3%
1921 1,509 −11.7%
1931 1,472 −2.5%
1946 1,493 +1.4%
1954 1,556 +4.2%
1962 1,557 +0.1%
1968 1,776 +14.1%
1975 2,319 +30.6%
1982 3,554 +53.3%
1990 4,361 +22.7%
1999 5,246 +20.3%
2006 5,785 +10.3%
2011 6,166 +6.6%
2012 6,275 +1.8%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le patrimoine des communes d'Ille et Vilaine cited on the official website.
  2. ^ Ibid.

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