Nogent-sur-Vernisson

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Nogent-sur-Vernisson
General view of the town on an old postcard.
General view of the town on an old postcard.
Nogent-sur-Vernisson is located in France
Nogent-sur-Vernisson
Nogent-sur-Vernisson
Coordinates: 47°50′50″N 2°44′34″E / 47.8472°N 2.7428°E / 47.8472; 2.7428Coordinates: 47°50′50″N 2°44′34″E / 47.8472°N 2.7428°E / 47.8472; 2.7428
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loiret
Arrondissement Montargis
Canton Châtillon-Coligny
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Châtillon-Coligny
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Michel Le Roux
Area1 33.27 km2 (12.85 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 2,593
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 45229 / 45290
Elevation 109–150 m (358–492 ft)
Website www.nogentsurvernisson.fr

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.

Nogent-sur-Vernisson is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France.

It has a population of approximately 2,000 (2012). The main employer in the town is the CIMRG plant which manufactures components for Renault cars and employs some 800 people.

Nogent-sur-Vernisson is the site of the Arboretum national des Barres, adjacent to which is a division of the research agency Irstea (formerly Cemagref), which works to conserve the genetic resources of native trees.[1]

The town has a 12th-century AD church of St Martin in which Pope Pius VII celebrated Mass while on his way to the coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1804. There are also remains of walls from Roman times.

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Twin towns[edit]

The town is twinned with Castleblayney in County Monaghan in Ireland.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Collin, E. (2001). Elm. In Teissier du Cros (Ed.) (2001) Forest Genetic Resources Management and Conservation. France as a case study. Min. Agriculture, Bureau des Ressources Genetiques CRGF, INRA-DIC, Paris: 38-39.

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