Azay-le-Ferron

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Azay-le-Ferron
Chateau
Chateau
Coat of arms of Azay-le-Ferron
Coat of arms
Location of Azay-le-Ferron
Azay-le-Ferron is located in France
Azay-le-Ferron
Azay-le-Ferron
Azay-le-Ferron is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Azay-le-Ferron
Azay-le-Ferron
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
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre
ArrondissementLe Blanc
CantonLe Blanc
IntercommunalityCC Cœur Brenne
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Martine Prault
Area
1
60.95 km2 (23.53 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
876
 • Density14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
36010 /36290
Elevation77–143 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.

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.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,325—    
19681,364+2.9%
19751,314−3.7%
19821,146−12.8%
19901,036−9.6%
1999991−4.3%
2009934−5.8%
2014860−7.9%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.