Poncé-sur-le-Loir

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Poncé-sur-le-Loir
Poncé-sur-le-Loir is located in France
Poncé-sur-le-Loir
Poncé-sur-le-Loir
Coordinates: 47°45′46″N 0°39′22″E / 47.7628°N 0.6561°E / 47.7628; 0.6561Coordinates: 47°45′46″N 0°39′22″E / 47.7628°N 0.6561°E / 47.7628; 0.6561
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Sarthe
Arrondissement La Flèche
Canton La Chartre-sur-le-Loir
Intercommunality Val du Loir
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Monnin
Area1 6.92 km2 (2.67 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 396
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 72240 / 72340
Elevation 55–153 m (180–502 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.

Poncé-sur-le-Loir is a commune in the Sarthe département in the region of Pays-de-la-Loire in north-western France. Its inhabitants are called Poncéens.

Sights[edit]

The Romanesque church of St. Julien of Le Mans stands on a hillside. It possesses a saddleback tower and contains notable Romanesque wall paintings depicting notably the siege of Antioch in 1098.[1] The château is noted for its Renaissance staircase.

Economy[edit]

The village, which developed following early industrial (mill) activity, contains potteries and other artisan activities, and also produces Jasnières wine.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Elizabeth Lapina, "La représentation de la bataille d'Antioche (1098) sur les peintures murales de Poncé sur Loir", in Cahiers de civilisation médiévale, 52, 2009, p. 137-158