Vertou

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Vertou
The château du Portillon and the edge of the Sèvre Nantaise
The château du Portillon and the edge of the Sèvre Nantaise
Coat of arms of Vertou
Location of Vertou
Vertou is located in France
Vertou
Vertou
Vertou is located in Pays de la Loire
Vertou
Vertou
Coordinates: 47°10′08″N 1°28′11″W / 47.1689°N 1.4697°W / 47.1689; -1.4697Coordinates: 47°10′08″N 1°28′11″W / 47.1689°N 1.4697°W / 47.1689; -1.4697
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentLoire-Atlantique
ArrondissementNantes
CantonVertou
IntercommunalityNantes Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Rodolphe Amailland[1]
Area
1
35.68 km2 (13.78 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
25,541
 • Density720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
44215 /44120
Elevation1–56 m (3.3–183.7 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Vertou (French pronunciation: [vɛʁtu] (listen); Breton: Gwerzhav) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.

It is located on the river Sèvre Nantaise, and was a historical town of Brittany.

Today, Vertou is a component of the Nantes Métropole and is the fifth-largest suburb of the city of Nantes, lying just southeast of Nantes. Vertou station has rail connections to Clisson and Nantes.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 5,200—    
1800 3,260−6.45%
1806 4,461+5.37%
1821 5,773+1.73%
1831 5,686−0.15%
1841 5,635−0.09%
1846 5,635+0.00%
1851 5,949+1.09%
1856 6,015+0.22%
1861 6,313+0.97%
1866 5,706−2.00%
1872 5,588−0.35%
1876 5,471−0.53%
1881 5,376−0.35%
1886 5,455+0.29%
1891 5,602+0.53%
1896 5,321−1.02%
1901 5,388+0.25%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1906 5,464+0.28%
1911 5,490+0.09%
1921 5,716+0.40%
1926 6,142+1.45%
1931 6,330+0.60%
1936 6,877+1.67%
1946 7,985+1.51%
1954 9,223+1.82%
1962 11,100+2.34%
1968 12,089+1.43%
1975 13,853+1.96%
1982 15,631+1.74%
1990 18,235+1.94%
1999 20,268+1.18%
2007 21,199+0.56%
2012 22,307+1.02%
2017 24,219+1.66%
Source: EHESS[3] and INSEE (1968-2017)[4]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Vertou is twinned with:[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Vertou, EHESS. (in French)
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. ^ "Relations internationales". vertou.fr (in French). Vertou. Retrieved 2021-04-13.

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