Sully-sur-Loire

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Sully-sur-Loire
Château of Sully-sur-Loire
Château of Sully-sur-Loire
Coat of arms of Sully-sur-Loire
Location of Sully-sur-Loire
Sully-sur-Loire is located in France
Sully-sur-Loire
Sully-sur-Loire
Sully-sur-Loire is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Sully-sur-Loire
Sully-sur-Loire
Coordinates: 47°45′57″N 2°22′34″E / 47.7658°N 2.3761°E / 47.7658; 2.3761Coordinates: 47°45′57″N 2°22′34″E / 47.7658°N 2.3761°E / 47.7658; 2.3761
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentLoiret
ArrondissementOrléans
CantonSully-sur-Loire
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Luc Riglet[1]
Area
1
43.6 km2 (16.8 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
5,286
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
45315 /45600
Elevation107–151 m (351–495 ft)
(avg. 119 m or 390 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Sully-sur-Loire (French pronunciation: ​[syli syʁ lwaʁ], literally Sully on Loire) is a commune in the Loiret department, north-central France. It is the seat of the canton of Sully-sur-Loire. It lies on the left bank of the river Loire.

Castles[edit]

The château of Sully-sur-Loire dates from the end of the 14th century and is a prime example of a medieval fortress. It was built at a strategic crossing of the Loire river. The château was expanded by Maximilien de Béthune, first duke of Sully and prime minister of King Henry IV of France (1560–1641), who is buried on the grounds of his château. The family of the dukes of Sully retained ownership of the château until the 20th century.

King Louis XIV, his mother Queen Anne of Austria and prime minister Cardinal Mazarin sought refuge in the château of Sully-sur-Loire in March 1652 after they were driven out of Paris during the revolt of the French nobility known as the Fronde.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.

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