Ancenis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ancenis
Subprefecture and commune
From top to bottom, left to right: The Château d'Ancenis, the flags above the town hall, the town hall, the Ancenis Bridge, St. Peter's Church, the Halles in Ancenis, and a panoramic view of Ancenis.
From top to bottom, left to right: The Château d'Ancenis, the flags above the town hall, the town hall, the Ancenis Bridge, St. Peter's Church, the Halles in Ancenis, and a panoramic view of Ancenis.
Coat of arms of Ancenis
Coat of arms
Ancenis is located in France
Ancenis
Ancenis
Location within Pays de la Loire region
Ancenis is located in Pays de la Loire
Ancenis
Ancenis
Coordinates: 47°22′24″N 1°17′37″W / 47.3733°N 1.2936°W / 47.3733; -1.2936Coordinates: 47°22′24″N 1°17′37″W / 47.3733°N 1.2936°W / 47.3733; -1.2936
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Châteaubriant-Ancenis
Canton Ancenis
Intercommunality Pays d'Ancenis
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Michel Tobie
Area1 20.07 km2 (7.75 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 7,461
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 44003 /44150
Elevation 5–41 m (16–135 ft)
(avg. 13 m or 43 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.

Ancenis (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃s.ni]; Breton: Ankiniz) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

It played a great historical role as a key location on the road to Nantes (23 miles to the southwest), the historical capital of Brittany. It was named "the key of Brittany" [1] and the door of Brittany.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 3,295 —    
1800 2,923 −11.3%
1806 2,945 +0.8%
1821 3,888 +32.0%
1831 3,749 −3.6%
1836 3,667 −2.2%
1841 3,802 +3.7%
1846 3,824 +0.6%
1851 3,689 −3.5%
1856 4,198 +13.8%
1861 4,628 +10.2%
1866 4,148 −10.4%
1872 4,358 +5.1%
1876 5,177 +18.8%
1881 5,361 +3.6%
1886 5,544 +3.4%
1891 5,141 −7.3%
1896 5,048 −1.8%
1901 5,199 +3.0%
1906 4,998 −3.9%
1911 5,013 +0.3%
1921 4,222 −15.8%
1926 3,942 −6.6%
1931 4,040 +2.5%
1936 4,149 +2.7%
1946 4,815 +16.1%
1954 5,050 +4.9%
1962 5,102 +1.0%
1968 5,648 +10.7%
1975 6,997 +23.9%
1982 7,076 +1.1%
1990 6,896 −2.5%
1999 7,009 +1.6%
2006 7,407 +5.7%
2009 7,543 +1.8%

Sights[edit]

  • Château d'Ancenis, a medieval and Renaissance castle
  • The Loire river on which Ancenis is located (on the north bank)
  • Church of Saint Peter, 15-16-17th century
  • Chapel of the Ursulines
  • Chapel Notre-Dame de Délivrance
  • Old quarter with mediaeval houses
  • Dolmen at Pierre-Couvretière

Sport[edit]

The soccer team is called RCA 44, (Racing Club D'Ancenis 44)

Personalities[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

Ancenis is twinned with the town of Kirkham, in Lancashire, UK.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chateau d'Ancenis, accessed 25 June 2016