Villedieu-le-Château

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Villedieu-le-Château
Commune
Villedieu-le-Château.jpg
Coat of arms of Villedieu-le-Château
Coat of arms
Villedieu-le-Château is located in France
Villedieu-le-Château
Villedieu-le-Château
Location within Centre-Val de Loire region
Villedieu-le-Château is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Villedieu-le-Château
Villedieu-le-Château
Coordinates: 47°43′15″N 0°38′56″E / 47.7208°N 0.6489°E / 47.7208; 0.6489Coordinates: 47°43′15″N 0°38′56″E / 47.7208°N 0.6489°E / 47.7208; 0.6489
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loir-et-Cher
Arrondissement Vendôme
Canton Montoire-sur-le-Loir
Intercommunality Pays de Ronsard
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Yves Narquin
Area1 29.65 km2 (11.45 sq mi)
Population (2015)2 408
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 41279 /41800
Elevation 60–133 m (197–436 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 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.

Villedieu-le-Château is a commune in the Loir-et-Cher department in central France.

Geography[edit]

Villedieu-le-Château borders the commune of La Chartre-sur-le-Loir (Sarthe) and marks the most eastern extension of the department and of the Bas-Vendômois. The Niclos stream traverses the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,180—    
18061,307+10.8%
18211,323+1.2%
18311,303−1.5%
18411,250−4.1%
18511,203−3.8%
18611,108−7.9%
1872949−14.4%
1881905−4.6%
1891963+6.4%
1901955−0.8%
1911949−0.6%
1921771−18.8%
1931758−1.7%
1946798+5.3%
1954761−4.6%
1962774+1.7%
1968719−7.1%
1975605−15.9%
1982553−8.6%
1990462−16.5%
1999420−9.1%
1006410−2.4%
2015408−0.5%

Sights[edit]

The village is dominated by the medieval fortified enceinte of a ruined medieval monastic foundation established by the Abbey of the Trinity at Vendôme. The cult of Our Lady of Pity was transferred to the 15th-century parish church, which possesses early painting on wood, and which is the site of an annual pilgrimage in September.

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