Guigneville

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Guigneville
An old postcard view of Guigneville
An old postcard view of Guigneville
Guigneville is located in France
Guigneville
Guigneville
Coordinates: 48°12′25″N 2°10′41″E / 48.2069°N 2.1781°E / 48.2069; 2.1781Coordinates: 48°12′25″N 2°10′41″E / 48.2069°N 2.1781°E / 48.2069; 2.1781
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loiret
Arrondissement Pithiviers
Canton Pithiviers
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Beauce et du Gâtinais
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Claude Bouvard
Area1 32.01 km2 (12.36 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 498
 • Density 16/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 45162 /45300
Elevation 117–141 m (384–463 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.

Guigneville is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France.

Origin of the name town[edit]

In 1793, the commune was already under the name of Guigneville.

Geography[edit]

The commune is in the north of the department, in the Grande Beauce, large cereal area with a gentle slope, which is part of the nine natural region of the Loiret. It is located at 7.9 km from the road of its canton, Pithiviers, (13 min from the road in normal traffic conditions), and at 64 km (53 min) from its departmental préfecture, in Orléans. The departmental roads 22, 23 et 134 cross the territory of the commune.

Heritage[edit]

Saint-Hilaire church was built in the 12th century and listed into the historical monuments since the 6th of March 1928. It is holding a copy of a painting from Jean Jouvenet representing the Visitation of the Virgin created by the choral of the cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris, dated from the 17th century and classified as an object the 5th of December 1908. This copy was originally created in Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Abbaye.

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