Torfou, Maine-et-Loire

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Torfou
Coat of arms of Torfou
Coat of arms
Torfou is located in France
Torfou
Torfou
Location within Pays de la Loire region
Torfou is located in Pays de la Loire
Torfou
Torfou
Coordinates: 47°02′18″N 1°06′53″W / 47.0383°N 1.1147°W / 47.0383; -1.1147Coordinates: 47°02′18″N 1°06′53″W / 47.0383°N 1.1147°W / 47.0383; -1.1147
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Maine-et-Loire
Arrondissement Cholet
Canton Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges
Area1 32.35 km2 (12.49 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 2,124
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 49350 /49660

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.

Torfou is a former commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France. Inhabitants of Torfou are known as Torfousiens and Torfousiennes.

Geography[edit]

Torfou covers 32.35 km². It is situated along the Sèvre Nantaise river, 25 miles (40 km) Southeast of Nantes, and 12 miles (20 km) West of Cholet (reachable by rail from both cities).

The town is also at the border of three former provinces : Anjou (Maine-et-Loire), Poitou (Vendée), and Brittany (Loire-Atlantique).

History[edit]

During the early years of the French revolutionary wars, the town found itself at the heart of the counter-revolutionary struggle in the Vendée, especially on 19 September 1793, with the Battle of Torfou. This battle pitted many Royalist military leaders against Republican troops under Kléber and Canclaux and followed by a period of brutal government repression.

On 15 December 2015, Le Longeron, Montfaucon-Montigné, La Renaudière, Roussay, Saint-André-de-la-Marche, Saint-Crespin-sur-Moine, Saint-Germain-sur-Moine, Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges, Tillières and Torfou merged becoming one commune called Sèvremoine.

Sights[edit]

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La Pierre Tournisse - Torfou (49)

Twin town[edit]

Torfou is twinned with :

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