Romestaing

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Romestaing
The town hall in Romestaing
The town hall in Romestaing
Romestaing is located in France
Romestaing
Romestaing
Coordinates: 44°25′05″N 0°00′14″E / 44.4181°N 0.0039°E / 44.4181; 0.0039Coordinates: 44°25′05″N 0°00′14″E / 44.4181°N 0.0039°E / 44.4181; 0.0039
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Lot-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Marmande
Canton Les Forêts de Gascogne
Intercommunality Communauté de communes des Coteaux et des Landes de Gascogne
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Pierre Grange
Area1 15.46 km2 (5.97 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 158
 • Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 47224 /47250
Elevation 56–167 m (184–548 ft)
(avg. 183 m or 600 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.

Romestaing is a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne département in south-western France.

Its inhabitants are called Romestaingais (male) or Romestaingaises (female).[1]

Toponymy[edit]

The name of the commune comes from the Latin Romana Sattio, an important junction of Roman roads. A second hypothesis suggests that the name Romestaing is derived from the surname Hromstang. The commune has been known under its present name, which appeared in the Regista Clementis P.P.V. in 1312, since the Middle Ages.[2]

In Gascon, the commune is known as Romestanh.

Twinning[edit]

Romestaing is twinned with Obersaasheim, a village in the French département of Haut-Rhin, Alsace. At the start of the Second World War, the inhabitants of Obersaasheim were evacuated to Lot-et-Garonne, to the communes of Guérin and Romestaing, until autumn 1940 when they were ordered by the occupying Germans to return to their villages.[3]

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • Logo monument historique - rouge ombré, encadré.svg Église Saint-Christophe (Saint Christopher's church), built in the 12th century, is the sole remnant of a Knights Templar commandery.[4] It has been listed since 1965 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.[5] In the old charters of the commandery, it is recorded that Amanieu de Coutera and his grandsons, Forton et Bernard, ceded their land at Romestang to the Templar's commander of Cours.[6]
  • Château Bonneau

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gentilé sur habitants.fr
  2. ^ Romestaing on the web site Visites en Aquitaine - Région Aquitaine. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  3. ^ Haut-Rhin & Lot-et-Garonne - 70 années de tradition d’accueil 1939-2009. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  4. ^ Dubourg, Jacques (2003). "La commanderie de Romestaing". Revue de l'Agenais (in French). Société académique d'Agen. 130 (2): 127–144. 
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture: Eglise Saint-Christophe. Retrieved 15 March 2016. (French)
  6. ^ templiers.net: Département du Lot-et-Garonne. Retrieved 15 March 2016. (French)