Briare

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Briare
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Briare
Coat of arms
Location of Briare
Briare is located in France
Briare
Briare
Briare is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Briare
Briare
Coordinates: 47°38′20″N 2°44′24″E / 47.6389°N 2.74°E / 47.6389; 2.74Coordinates: 47°38′20″N 2°44′24″E / 47.6389°N 2.74°E / 47.6389; 2.74
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentLoiret
ArrondissementMontargis
CantonGien
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Pierre-François Bouguet
Area
1
45.41 km2 (17.53 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
5,207
 • Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
45053 /45250
Elevation122–189 m (400–620 ft)
(avg. 144 m or 472 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Briare (French pronunciation: [bʁijaʁ] (About this soundlisten), also known as Briare-le-Canal) is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France, in the historical region of Puisaye. The composer and organist Henri Nibelle (1883–1967) was born in Briare.

Briare, the Brivodorum of the Romans is situated at the extremity of the Briare Canal, which unites the river Loire and its lateral canal with the Loing and so with the Seine. The lateral canal of the Loire crosses the Loire near Briare by the Briare aqueduct which is 662 m long.[2]

The harbour

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 1,655—    
1800 1,655+0.0%
1806 1,819+9.9%
1821 2,082+14.5%
1831 2,730+31.1%
1836 2,977+9.0%
1841 3,239+8.8%
1846 3,227−0.4%
1851 3,477+7.7%
1856 3,843+10.5%
1861 3,927+2.2%
1866 4,346+10.7%
1872 4,775+9.9%
1876 5,153+7.9%
1881 5,590+8.5%
1886 5,894+5.4%
1891 6,684+13.4%
1896 5,814−13.0%
1901 5,630−3.2%
1906 5,227−7.2%
1911 4,637−11.3%
1921 4,577−1.3%
1926 4,135−9.7%
1931 4,012−3.0%
1936 3,791−5.5%
1946 3,833+1.1%
1954 3,895+1.6%
1962 4,114+5.6%
1968 5,140+24.9%
1975 5,637+9.7%
1982 6,267+11.2%
1990 6,070−3.1%
1999 5,989−1.3%
2006 5,703−4.8%
2009 5,688−0.3%
2012 5,760+1.3%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Briare". Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 516.

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