Romorantin-Lanthenay

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Romorantin-Lanthenay
Commune
Centre of town and the Sauldre
Centre of town and the Sauldre
Coat of arms of Romorantin-Lanthenay
Coat of arms
Romorantin-Lanthenay is located in France
Romorantin-Lanthenay
Romorantin-Lanthenay
Location within Centre-Val de Loire region
Romorantin-Lanthenay is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Romorantin-Lanthenay
Romorantin-Lanthenay
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
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jeanny Lorgeoux
Area1 45.31 km2 (17.49 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 28,295
 • Density 620/km2 (1,600/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 in central France.

History[edit]

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

Transportation[edit]

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

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17935,872—    
18066,320+7.6%
18216,970+10.3%
18316,985+0.2%
18417,259+3.9%
18518,062+11.1%
18617,642−5.2%
18727,602−0.5%
18818,010+5.4%
18917,812−2.5%
19018,130+4.1%
19118,102−0.3%
19217,754−4.3%
19317,550−2.6%
19467,900+4.6%
19548,040+1.8%
196211,777+46.5%
196814,096+19.7%
197516,719+18.6%
198217,692+5.8%
199017,865+1.0%
199918,350+2.7%
200617,572−4.2%
201417,459−0.6%

Personalities[edit]

  • Martha Broissier was made famous around the year of 1578 for her feigned demonic possession.

Sport[edit]

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:

See also[edit]

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