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The centre of Romorantin-Lanthenay and the Sauldre
The centre of Romorantin-Lanthenay and the Sauldre
Coat of arms of Romorantin-Lanthenay
Coat of arms
Romorantin-Lanthenay is located in France
Coordinates: 47°21′32″N 1°44′37″E / 47.3589°N 1.7436°E / 47.3589; 1.7436Coordinates: 47°21′32″N 1°44′37″E / 47.3589°N 1.7436°E / 47.3589; 1.7436
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loir-et-Cher
Arrondissement Romorantin-Lanthenay
Canton Romorantin-Lanthenay-Nord and Romorantin-Lanthenay-Sud
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jeanny Lorgeoux
Area1 45.31 km2 (17.49 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 18,350
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 41194 /41200
Elevation 84–121 m (276–397 ft)
(avg. 88 m or 289 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.

Romorantin-Lanthenay (French pronunciation: ​[ʁɔmɔʁɑ̃tɛ̃ lɑ̃tənɛ]) is a commune in the Loir-et-Cher department of central France.


The current commune is the result of the merger, on 29 May 1961, of the former communes of Romorantin and Lanthenay.


Romorantin-Lanthenay is served by the A85 autoroute and the TER Centre regional rail network (Chemin de Fer du Blanc-Argent).


Between 6 July and 22 July 2007 Sologne Aerodrome was used for the Women's World Gliding Championships.[1]

Romorantin was home to former French automobile firm Matra.

Every year during the last weekend in October, a gastronomy festival is held in Romorantin. First held in 1978, "Les Journées Gastronomiques de Sologne" now attracts around 13,000 visitors.

Davy Jeanney, a two-time winner in the World Rallycross Championship, lives in Romorantin-Lanthenay.

Twin towns[edit]

Romorantin-Lanthenay is twinned with:

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