Ferrières-en-Gâtinais

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Ferrières-en-Gâtinais
The church in Ferrières-en-Gâtinais
The church in Ferrières-en-Gâtinais
Coat of arms of Ferrières-en-Gâtinais
Coat of arms
Ferrières-en-Gâtinais is located in France
Ferrières-en-Gâtinais
Ferrières-en-Gâtinais
Coordinates: 48°05′35″N 2°47′25″E / 48.0931°N 2.7903°E / 48.0931; 2.7903Coordinates: 48°05′35″N 2°47′25″E / 48.0931°N 2.7903°E / 48.0931; 2.7903
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loiret
Arrondissement Montargis
Canton Ferrières-en-Gâtinais
Intercommunality Quatre Vallées
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Larcheron
Area1 15.87 km2 (6.13 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 3,530
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 45145 /45210
Elevation 72–121 m (236–397 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.

Ferrières-en-Gâtinais is a commune (municipality) in the Loiret department in north-central France.

Ferrières was the site of the Benedictine monastery Ferrières Abbey, which had an extensive library in the Middle Ages.[1]

Geography[edit]

The municipality is located in the Gâtinais region, north of the national forest (forêt domaniale) of Montargis, 13 km north of the town of Montargis, 81 km north-east of Orléans and 98 miles south of Paris. To the north the municipality borders the department of Seine-et-Marne. The Cléry, a tributary of the Loing, flows through the village.

The municipality contains the village of Ferrières and the hamlets of Saint-Séverin, Petit-Ambreville, Le Grand-Ambreville, Collumeaux, Egrefin, Birague, La Queue-de-l'étang, Tirelande, Le Perrocher, and La Grange Tascher.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mostert, Marco (1996). "The tradition of classical texts in the manuscripts of Fleury". In Chavannes-Mazel, Claudine Albertine; Smith, Margaret M. Medieval manuscripts of the Latin classics: production and use. Los Altos Hills, California: Anderson-Lovelace. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-9626372-4-7. 

External links[edit]

  • [Commune website - did not renew]