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Detail of the fountain, located to the side of the church, with the representation of the god Oceanus, the symbol of Jublains
Detail of the fountain, located to the side of the church, with the representation of the god Oceanus, the symbol of Jublains
Jublains is located in France
Location within Pays de la Loire region
Jublains is located in Pays de la Loire
Coordinates: 48°15′15″N 0°29′49″W / 48.254257°N 0.496818°W / 48.254257; -0.496818Coordinates: 48°15′15″N 0°29′49″W / 48.254257°N 0.496818°W / 48.254257; -0.496818
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Mayenne
Arrondissement Mayenne
Canton Lassay-les-Châteaux
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Pierrick Tranchevent
Area1 36.01 km2 (13.90 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 689
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 53122 /53160
Elevation 104–190 m (341–623 ft)
(avg. 147 m or 482 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.

Jublains is a commune in the Mayenne department in north-western France.


Jublains, formerly spelled Jubleins, is the site of ancient Noeodunum (also spelled Noiodunum or Noviodunum), the capital of the ancient Gallic tribe of the Diablintes, later occupied and settled by Romans and called Civitas Diablintum. Noeodunum (Νοιόδουνον in Greek language sources), was the chief city of the Diablintes, or of the Aulircii Diaulitae, as the name appears in the Greek texts of Ptolemy (ii. 8. § 7). There is no doubt that the old Gallic name of the town was exchanged for that of the people, Diablintes - which Civitas Diablintum. In a middle age document, referred to by D'Anville, the town's name is written Jublent, and hence comes the corrupted name Jublains. Jublains is a small place not far from Mayenne, where some Roman remains have been discovered.

A name "Nudionnum" occurs in the Theodosian Table between Araegenus (modern Vieux in Calvados) and Subdinnum (modern Le Mans), and it is marked as a capital town. It appears to be the Noeodunum of the Diablintes, hence Jublains.

In an excavation in London a writing tablet was found with a note about a slave girl from Jublains. It read:

‘Vegetus, assistant slave of Montanus the slave of the August Emperor, has bought the girl Fortunata, by nationality a Diablintian, for 600 denarii. She is warranted healthy and not liable to run away ...’



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