Migné-Auxances

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Migné-Auxances
The keep of the eleventh century castle, in Migné-Auxances
The keep of the eleventh century castle, in Migné-Auxances
Coat of arms of Migné-Auxances
Coat of arms
Location of Migné-Auxances
Migné-Auxances is located in France
Migné-Auxances
Migné-Auxances
Migné-Auxances is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Migné-Auxances
Migné-Auxances
Coordinates: 46°37′39″N 0°18′52″E / 46.6275°N 0.3144°E / 46.6275; 0.3144Coordinates: 46°37′39″N 0°18′52″E / 46.6275°N 0.3144°E / 46.6275; 0.3144
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentVienne
ArrondissementPoitiers
CantonMigné-Auxances
IntercommunalityCU Grand Poitiers
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Florence Jardin
Area
1
28.96 km2 (11.18 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
6,128
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
86158 /86440
Elevation65–143 m (213–469 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Migné-Auxances is a commune in the Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France.

History[edit]

Apparition of a cross on December 17, 1826

On 17 December 1826, the village of Migné witnesses the appearance of a luminous cross in the sky, in front of more than 2000 people gathered on the occasion of the planting of a cross in the village cemetery. Standing about fifty meters above the ground, lying in the direction of the West, about forty yards in length, it was visible from seventeen to seventeen. His presence was predicted seven years before his appearance by the abbot Suffrant (1755-1828), parish priest of Maumusson (Loire-Inferieure) and an ecclesiastic M. Vrindts.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.