Breil, Maine-et-Loire

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Breil
Location of Breil
Breil is located in France
Breil
Breil
Breil is located in Pays de la Loire
Breil
Breil
Coordinates: 47°28′32″N 0°09′29″E / 47.4756°N 0.1581°E / 47.4756; 0.1581Coordinates: 47°28′32″N 0°09′29″E / 47.4756°N 0.1581°E / 47.4756; 0.1581
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentMaine-et-Loire
ArrondissementSaumur
CantonBeaufort-en-Vallée
CommuneNoyant-Villages
Area
1
15.09 km2 (5.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
274
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
49490
Elevation60–119 m (197–390 ft)
(avg. 81 m or 266 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Breil is a former commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France. On 15 December 2016, it was merged into the new commune Noyant-Villages.[1] Breil's nearest town is Noyant (6 km).

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 614—    
1800 641+4.4%
1806 687+7.2%
1821 749+9.0%
1831 769+2.7%
1836 760−1.2%
1841 730−3.9%
1846 720−1.4%
1851 720+0.0%
1856 711−1.2%
1861 695−2.3%
1866 720+3.6%
1872 674−6.4%
1876 653−3.1%
1881 631−3.4%
1886 621−1.6%
1891 588−5.3%
1896 585−0.5%
1901 592+1.2%
1906 596+0.7%
1911 593−0.5%
1921 531−10.5%
1926 555+4.5%
1931 577+4.0%
1936 562−2.6%
1946 541−3.7%
1954 587+8.5%
1962 524−10.7%
1968 459−12.4%
1975 414−9.8%
1982 308−25.6%
1990 289−6.2%
1999 309+6.9%
2006 274−11.3%
2009 274+0.0%

The inhabitants are known as Breillois.

Sights[edit]

Breil is most famous for its Chateau in the Parc du Lathan, where a major Fête de la Chasse (Hunting Fair) is held each August 15. Breil is near the Lac de Rillé, a lake stretching from Rillé to Gué Morin,a hamlet in Breil, where the River Lathan was dammed in 1978 principally for irrigating the valley of the Authion.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 7 December 2016 (in French)