Baugé is a former commune in the Maine-et-Loire département in western France. On 1 January 2013, it was merged with the former communes of Montpollin, Pontigné, Saint-Martin-d'Arcé and Le Vieil-Baugé to create the commune of Baugé-en-Anjou.[2]

Baugé
Location of Baugé
Baugé is located in France
Baugé
Baugé
Baugé is located in Pays de la Loire
Baugé
Baugé
Coordinates: 47°32′31″N 0°06′11″W / 47.542°N 0.103°W / 47.542; -0.103Coordinates: 47°32′31″N 0°06′11″W / 47.542°N 0.103°W / 47.542; -0.103
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentMaine-et-Loire
ArrondissementSaumur
CantonBaugé
CommuneBaugé-en-Anjou
Area
1
8.55 km2 (3.30 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
12,135
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
49150
Elevation41–102 m (135–335 ft)
(avg. 56 m or 184 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Geography and transportEdit

Baugé is located 40 km east of Angers, 280 km from Paris, and 70 km from Tours.

Bus connections are available at SNCF railway stations in Saumur, Angers, La Flèche and Le Mans.

The closest airport is Angers - Loire Airport, while the larger Tours Loire Valley Airport is also within easy driving distance.

CultureEdit

The annual festival Opéra de Baugé is held near the town.

HistoryEdit

The Battle of Baugé was fought on the bridge here in 1421.

The 14th century Château de Baugé is located in the centre of the town, as is a 16th-century apothecary. The town has several Roman roads.

Baugé is the twin town of Milngavie (near Glasgow) in Scotland.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
17933,150—    
18003,003−4.7%
18063,150+4.9%
18213,405+8.1%
18313,553+4.3%
18363,400−4.3%
18413,278−3.6%
18463,220−1.8%
18513,329+3.4%
18563,356+0.8%
18613,546+5.7%
18663,562+0.5%
18723,419−4.0%
18763,448+0.8%
18813,449+0.0%
18863,569+3.5%
18913,623+1.5%
18963,344−7.7%
19013,325−0.6%
19063,199−3.8%
19113,235+1.1%
19212,868−11.3%
19262,848−0.7%
19312,738−3.9%
19362,916+6.5%
19463,484+19.5%
19543,510+0.7%
19623,363−4.2%
19683,657+8.7%
19753,807+4.1%
19823,898+2.4%
19903,748−3.8%
19993,663−2.3%
20063,454−5.7%
20093,672+6.3%

PoliticsEdit

The centre-right candidate Philippe Chalopin defeated the incumbent Guy Delepine in the 2008 mayoral elections.

In the 2007 presidential elections, Baugé supported Nicolas Sarkozy.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Préfecture de Maine-et-Loire, Arrêté n° 2012090-0002 portant création de la commune nouvelle de Baugé en Anjou Archived 2013-05-21 at the Wayback Machine, du 30 mars 2012

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