Candé is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.

Candé
The church and the old town
The church and the old town
Coat of arms of Candé
Coat of arms
Location of Candé
Candé is located in France
Candé
Candé
Candé is located in Pays de la Loire
Candé
Candé
Coordinates: 47°33′42″N 1°02′09″W / 47.5617°N 1.0358°W / 47.5617; -1.0358Coordinates: 47°33′42″N 1°02′09″W / 47.5617°N 1.0358°W / 47.5617; -1.0358
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentMaine-et-Loire
ArrondissementSegré
CantonSegré
Government
 • Mayor (since 2001) Gérard Delaunay (UMP)
Area
1
4.91 km2 (1.90 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,914
 • Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
49054 /49440
Dialling codes0241
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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HistoryEdit

In the 11th century the village became an important military site for Anjou under baron Rorgon de Candé, at Fort-Castle of Candé.

Candé was noted in 2000-2001 as the residence of Marie Bremont, then the world's oldest person, who died at age 115.

NameEdit

Candé comes from the a Celtic word condate which means confluence. There are two other villages in France with similar names:

PopulationEdit

  • 1810 census: 948
  • 1990 census: 2562
  • 1999 census: 2654

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.