General view of the town on an old postcard.
|Region||Centre-Val de Loire|
|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes de Châtillon-Coligny|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Michel Le Roux|
|Area1||33.27 km2 (12.85 sq mi)|
|• Density||78/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||45229 / 45290|
|Elevation||109–150 m (358–492 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.
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.
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.
Points of interest
- 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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