Sougé, Loir-et-Cher

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Sougé
Commune
A general view of Sougé, in 2005
A general view of Sougé, in 2005
Coat of arms of Sougé
Coat of arms
Sougé is located in France
Sougé
Sougé
Location within Centre-Val de Loire region
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
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loir-et-Cher
Arrondissement Vendôme
Canton Le Perche
Intercommunality Coteaux de la Braye
Government
 • Mayor Bernard Bonhomme
Area1 16.88 km2 (6.52 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 437
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 41250 /41800
Elevation 56–147 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.

Monuments

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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