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The church and the old town
The church and the old town
Coat of arms of Candé
Coat of arms
Candé is located in France
Coordinates: 47°33′42″N 1°02′09″W / 47.5617°N 1.0358°W / 47.5617; -1.0358Coordinates: 47°33′42″N 1°02′09″W / 47.5617°N 1.0358°W / 47.5617; -1.0358
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Maine-et-Loire
Arrondissement Segré
Canton Segré
 • Mayor (since 2001) Gérard Delaunay (UMP)
Area1 4.91 km2 (1.90 sq mi)
Population (2007 estimate)2 2,721
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 49054 /49440
Dialling codes 0241

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.

Candé is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.


In the 11th century the village became an important military site for Anjou under baron Rorgon de Candé, at Fort-Castle of Candé.

Candé was noted in 2000-2001 as the residence of Marie Bremont, then the world's oldest person, who died at age 115.


Candé comes from the a Celtic word condate which means confluence. There are two other villages in France with similar names:


  • 1810 census: 948
  • 1990 census: 2562
  • 1999 census: 2654

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