Joué-lès-Tours

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Joué-lès-Tours
The church in Joué-lès-Tours
The church in Joué-lès-Tours
Coat of arms of Joué-lès-Tours
Coat of arms
Location of Joué-lès-Tours
Joué-lès-Tours is located in France
Joué-lès-Tours
Joué-lès-Tours
Joué-lès-Tours is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Joué-lès-Tours
Joué-lès-Tours
Coordinates: 47°21′05″N 0°39′45″E / 47.3514°N 0.6625°E / 47.3514; 0.6625Coordinates: 47°21′05″N 0°39′45″E / 47.3514°N 0.6625°E / 47.3514; 0.6625
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre-et-Loire
ArrondissementTours
CantonJoué-lès-Tours
IntercommunalityTours Métropole Val de Loire
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Le Breton (PS)
Area
1
33.41 km2 (12.90 sq mi)
Population
(2013)2
37,703
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
37122 /37300
Elevation44–96 m (144–315 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.

Joué-lès-Tours (French pronunciation: ​[ʒwelɛtuʁ]) is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.

It is the largest suburb of the city of Tours, and is adjacent to it on the southwest.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,515—    
18001,777+17.3%
18061,671−6.0%
18211,700+1.7%
18311,776+4.5%
18361,769−0.4%
18411,791+1.2%
18461,780−0.6%
18511,802+1.2%
18561,845+2.4%
18612,010+8.9%
18662,043+1.6%
18722,106+3.1%
18762,302+9.3%
18812,381+3.4%
18862,470+3.7%
18912,538+2.8%
18962,462−3.0%
19012,466+0.2%
19062,595+5.2%
19112,730+5.2%
19213,143+15.1%
19263,440+9.4%
19314,163+21.0%
19364,704+13.0%
19465,684+20.8%
19546,446+13.4%
19629,074+40.8%
196817,826+96.5%
197527,450+54.0%
198234,704+26.4%
199036,798+6.0%
199936,517−0.8%
200636,233−0.8%
200936,000−0.6%

Toponymy[edit]

The name of Joué-lès-Tours appears in its form "Gaudiacus" in the 6th Century. It corresponds to a toponymic type frequently found in Christian Gaule, that gave different variants depending on the region: Joué (west of France), Jouy (center and north), Jouey (east), Gouy (Normandy/Picardy), Gaugeac, Jaujac (south). It is composed of the Christian name "Gaudius", meaning "fortunate", "blessed" (gaudia > joy, in Latin) and with the Gallo-Roman suffix -ACU, meaning "place of", "property of".

History[edit]

Joué-lès-Tours was the site of the 20 December 2014 Tours police station stabbing.

Controversy[edit]

In February 2010 the mayor, Philippe Le Breton, added the word laïcité underneath the French national motto on the town hall's façade. The Muslim community of Joué-lès-Tours felt they were being "caricatured".

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