Authon, Loir-et-Cher

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Authon
Commune
Church and town hall
Church and town hall
Coat of arms of Authon
Coat of arms
Authon is located in France
Authon
Authon
Location within Centre-Val de Loire region
Authon is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Authon
Authon
Coordinates: 47°38′40″N 0°53′52″E / 47.6444°N 0.8978°E / 47.6444; 0.8978Coordinates: 47°38′40″N 0°53′52″E / 47.6444°N 0.8978°E / 47.6444; 0.8978
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loir-et-Cher
Arrondissement Vendôme
Canton Montoire-sur-le-Loir
Intercommunality CA Territoires Vendômois
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Dominique Oury
Area1 32.26 km2 (12.46 sq mi)
Population (2015)2 710
 • Density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 41007 /41310
Elevation 90–156 m (295–512 ft)
(avg. 135 m or 443 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.

Authon is a commune in the Loir-et-Cher department in central France, next to Vendôme.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 799—    
1800 900+12.6%
1806 841−6.6%
1821 986+17.2%
1831 901−8.6%
1836 945+4.9%
1841 934−1.2%
1846 991+6.1%
1851 993+0.2%
1856 1,003+1.0%
1861 992−1.1%
1866 960−3.2%
1872 943−1.8%
1876 1,023+8.5%
1881 1,016−0.7%
1886 1,131+11.3%
1891 1,103−2.5%
1896 1,019−7.6%
1901 1,047+2.7%
1906 1,022−2.4%
1911 989−3.2%
1921 891−9.9%
1926 916+2.8%
1931 901−1.6%
1936 869−3.6%
1946 883+1.6%
1954 858−2.8%
1962 767−10.6%
1968 767+0.0%
1975 691−9.9%
1982 699+1.2%
1990 700+0.1%
1999 697−0.4%
2006 642−7.9%
2009 624−2.8%
2015 710+13.8%

Economy[edit]

Economic activities are mainly agricultural, with some services including tourism (there are three castles, nature trails and a popular restaurant). A couple of streams run through the village's territory, including one facetiously named the Danube.

Personalities[edit]

The village has supplied a resistance hero, François de Brantes, and, in his daughter Anne-Aymone, a wife to former president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.

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