Coordinates: 47°52′00″N 2°07′20″E / 47.8668°N 2.1221°E / 47.8668; 2.1221
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Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Jargeau
Coat of arms of Jargeau
Location of Jargeau
Jargeau is located in France
Jargeau is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Coordinates: 47°52′00″N 2°07′20″E / 47.8668°N 2.1221°E / 47.8668; 2.1221
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Sophie Héron[1]
14.66 km2 (5.66 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2020)[2]
 • Density320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
45173 /45150
Elevation97–108 m (318–354 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Jargeau (French pronunciation: [ʒaʁʒo]) is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France.

It lies about 119 km (74 mi) south of Paris.


The town is located in the French natural region of the Loire Valley, the former province of Orleans and the urban area of Orleans. It has a flat terrain with an altitude of about 100 metres (330 ft). The maximum elevation is 108 metres (354 ft) where the church stands, and the minimum of 97 metres (318 ft).[3] Its territory is included in the southern part of the Paris Basin and therefore has the basin's geological features.

The Loire flows along the north edge of town.[4] The river is mostly underground, which can cause circular bed collapses called Bîmes, making the sandy shores unstable. Like all cities located on the course of the Loire and in the southern Paris Basin, Jargeau is in middle Loire. The Marmagne, a tributary of the Dhuy, runs through the southeastern area of the municipality.


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 2,843—    
1975 2,855+0.06%
1982 3,376+2.42%
1990 3,561+0.67%
1999 3,979+1.24%
2007 4,332+1.07%
2012 4,479+0.67%
2017 4,604+0.55%
Source: INSEE[5]

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

The town is twinned with:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2020". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2022.
  3. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Jargeau, EHESS (in French).
  4. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - la Loire (----0000)".
  5. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  6. ^ Stein, Henri (1909), Bibliothèque de l'école des chartes (in French), vol. 70, p. 454, doi:10.3406/bec.1909.448367, retrieved 8 April 2011
  7. ^ Collectif (1885), La grande encyclopédie: inventaire raisonné des sciences, des lettres et des arts (in French), vol. 13, Paris: H. Lamirault, p. 821, retrieved 8 April 2011
  8. ^ Bibliothèque nationale, Fr.3882, folio 153
  9. ^ "Base de données des députés français depuis 1789". Assemblée nationale (France). Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Notice no. LH//2711/44". Base Léonore (in French).
  11. ^ "Notice no. LH//2387/64". Base Léonore (in French).
  12. ^ Piau, Dominique (2013). "Jeanne Chauvin, éternelle deuxième … authentique pionnière…". UJA – Union des Jeunes Avocats de Paris. Archived from the original on 11 May 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  13. ^ "Notice no. 19800035/1441/66829". Base Léonore (in French).

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