Saint-Brisson-sur-Loire

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Saint-Brisson-sur-Loire
The road to the church
The road to the church
Coat of arms of Saint-Brisson-sur-Loire
Coat of arms
Saint-Brisson-sur-Loire is located in France
Saint-Brisson-sur-Loire
Saint-Brisson-sur-Loire
Coordinates: 47°38′55″N 2°41′02″E / 47.6486°N 2.684°E / 47.6486; 2.684Coordinates: 47°38′55″N 2°41′02″E / 47.6486°N 2.684°E / 47.6486; 2.684
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loiret
Arrondissement Montargis
Canton Gien
Intercommunality Giennoises
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Bouleau
Area1 21.86 km2 (8.44 sq mi)
Population (2005)2 1,050
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 45271 /45500
Elevation 122–208 m (400–682 ft)
(avg. 155 m or 509 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.

Saint-Brisson-sur-Loire is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France.

Name[edit]

The name Saint-Brisson is traditionally derived that of Saint Brice, to whom the parish church is dedicated.

Château[edit]

The Château de Saint-Brisson, built by the de Sancerre family in the early 13th century on the site of a 12th-century construction, is a tourist attraction, benefitting from its proximity to the many historic châteaux of the Loire Valley.

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