Sougé, Loir-et-Cher

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Sougé
Commune
Richard sougé.JPG
Coat of arms of Sougé
Coat of arms
Location of Sougé
Sougé is located in France
Sougé
Sougé
Sougé is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Sougé
Sougé
Coordinates: 47°46′16″N 0°43′43″E / 47.7711°N 0.7286°E / 47.7711; 0.7286Coordinates: 47°46′16″N 0°43′43″E / 47.7711°N 0.7286°E / 47.7711; 0.7286
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentLoir-et-Cher
ArrondissementVendôme
CantonLe Perche
IntercommunalityCoteaux de la Braye
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Bonhomme
Area
1
16.88 km2 (6.52 sq mi)
Population
(2015)2
472
 • Density28/km2 (72/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
41250 /41800
Elevation56–147 m (184–482 ft)
(avg. 62 m or 203 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.

Sougé is a commune of the Loir-et-Cher department in central France.

It is situated on the Loir River in the Loir Valley, in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. The nearest town of more than 40,000 inhabitants is Tours.

History[edit]

In the time of the Romans, Sougé had a special importance because of his Roman's camp, called "Camp of Cesar" in the country. Today the fortifications are not visible any longer, but they were visible in the last century.

Geography[edit]

Sougé is a village in the department of Loir-et-Cher, there is 437 inhabitants. The village of Sougé is near the village of Couture-sur-Loir (the village of Pierre de Ronsard). The village of Sougé is near the town of Montoire-sur-le-Loir.

Name[edit]

Sougé was called Silviacus (3rd and 8th century), then Selgiacus (11th century), Sugeium in 1216, Sougeium in the 13th century, paroisse des Roches de Sougé in 1595, Sougé-sur-Loir in 1675, Sougé-sur-Braye after the French Revolution, and now Sougé.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,328—    
18061,391+4.7%
18211,360−2.2%
18311,361+0.1%
18411,275−6.3%
18511,185−7.1%
18611,133−4.4%
18721,039−8.3%
18811,065+2.5%
18911,047−1.7%
1901963−8.0%
1911901−6.4%
1921839−6.9%
1931737−12.2%
1946675−8.4%
1954680+0.7%
1962604−11.2%
1968570−5.6%
1975518−9.1%
1982493−4.8%
1990462−6.3%
1999437−5.4%
2006470+7.6%
2015472+0.4%

Sights[edit]

The spacious church of St. Quintin has a barrel-vaulted roof and early twentieth century glass depicting amongst other themes Pope Leo XIII. There are traces of Renaissance architecture along the main (and almost only) street. The village cemetery contains Commonwealth graves.

See also[edit]

Communes near Sougé:

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