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Coat of arms of Azay-le-Ferron
Coat of arms
Azay-le-Ferron is located in France
Coordinates: 46°51′09″N 1°04′12″E / 46.8525°N 1.07°E / 46.8525; 1.07Coordinates: 46°51′09″N 1°04′12″E / 46.8525°N 1.07°E / 46.8525; 1.07
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Indre
Arrondissement Le Blanc
Canton Mézières-en-Brenne
Intercommunality Cœur de Brenne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Martine Prault
Area1 60.95 km2 (23.53 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 934
 • Density 15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 36010 /36290
Elevation 77–143 m (253–469 ft)
(avg. 102 m or 335 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.

Azay-le-Ferron is a commune in the Indre department in central France.

It is situated in the parc naturel régional de la Brenne, spanning parts of the historic province of Berry and Touraine. Azay-Le-Ferron takes its name from ironworks, from which iron was extracted as late as the nineteenth century, and a deformation of aqua, "water".

The Château d'Azay-le-Ferron, upon which the ancient commune depended, ranges from fifteenth century construction—the round tower—to eighteenth century, harmonized by the warm stone of which it is built and the blue-gray slates of its various roofs. The ancestral seat of the family Hersent Luzarche, bequeathed to the city of Tours in 1951, now houses a collection of furniture, both of the French Renaissance and in Empire style. It is surrounded by a series of parterre gardens, some with clipped topiary, and a landscaped park.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,325 —    
1968 1,364 +2.9%
1975 1,314 −3.7%
1982 1,146 −12.8%
1990 1,036 −9.6%
1999 991 −4.3%
2009 934 −5.8%

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