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Ruillé-sur-Loir is located in France
Coordinates: 47°45′13″N 0°37′13″E / 47.7536°N 0.6203°E / 47.7536; 0.6203Coordinates: 47°45′13″N 0°37′13″E / 47.7536°N 0.6203°E / 47.7536; 0.6203
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Sarthe
Arrondissement La Flèche
Canton Château-du-Loir
Area1 39.48 km2 (15.24 sq mi)
Population (2006 [1])2 1,214
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 72262 /72340

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.

Ruillé-sur-Loir is a former commune in the Sarthe department in the Pays de la Loire region in north-western France. On 1 January 2017, it was merged into the new commune Loir en Vallée.[2]

The village has a medieval and Renaissance parish church but is dominated by the school and the mother house of the order of Sisters of Providence (which enjoys links with England, the Netherlands and Madagascar). The tall spire of the conventual church is visible at a distance.

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  1. ^ Populations légales 2006 publiées par l’INSEE le 1er janvier 2009
  2. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 16 December 2016 (French)