Langeais is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On 1 January 2017, the former commune of Les Essards was merged into Langeais.[1]

Langeais
Château de Langeais
Coat of arms of Langeais
Coat of arms
Location of Langeais
Langeais is located in France
Langeais
Langeais
Langeais is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Langeais
Langeais
Coordinates: 47°19′36″N 0°24′25″E / 47.3267°N 0.4069°E / 47.3267; 0.4069Coordinates: 47°19′36″N 0°24′25″E / 47.3267°N 0.4069°E / 47.3267; 0.4069
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre-et-Loire
ArrondissementChinon
CantonLangeais
Government
 • Mayor (2017–2020) Pierre-Alain Roiron
Area
1
64.55 km2 (24.92 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
4,341
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
37123 /37130
Elevation36–109 m (118–358 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
17932,216—    
18002,205−0.5%
18062,239+1.5%
18212,499+11.6%
18312,840+13.6%
18363,057+7.6%
18413,138+2.6%
18463,565+13.6%
18513,307−7.2%
18563,234−2.2%
18613,381+4.5%
18663,604+6.6%
18723,450−4.3%
18763,463+0.4%
18813,517+1.6%
18863,446−2.0%
18913,365−2.4%
18963,309−1.7%
19013,371+1.9%
19063,550+5.3%
19113,467−2.3%
19213,441−0.7%
19263,450+0.3%
19313,455+0.1%
19363,400−1.6%
19463,511+3.3%
19543,652+4.0%
19623,849+5.4%
19683,907+1.5%
19753,902−0.1%
19824,142+6.2%
19903,960−4.4%
19993,865−2.4%
20063,861−0.1%
20094,011+3.9%

SightsEdit

Langeais has a church of the 11th, 12th and 15th centuries, but is chiefly interesting for its large and historic château built soon after the middle of the 15th century by Jean Bourré, minister of Louis XI. Here the marriage of Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany took place in 1491. In the park, are the ruins of a keep of late 10th century architecture, built by Fulk Nerra (Black Hawk in old French), count of Anjou.[2]

TransportationEdit

Langeais is served by the A85 autoroute.

International relationsEdit

Langeais is twinned with:

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 30 September 2016 (in French)
  2. ^ Chisholm 1911, p. 173.

ReferencesEdit

Attribution
  • Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Langeais" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 16 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 173.