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Romorantin-Lanthenay

Romorantin-Lanthenay
Commune
Centre of town and the Sauldre
Centre of town and the Sauldre
Coat of arms of Romorantin-Lanthenay
Coat of arms
Location of Romorantin-Lanthenay
Romorantin-Lanthenay is located in France
Romorantin-Lanthenay
Romorantin-Lanthenay
Romorantin-Lanthenay is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Romorantin-Lanthenay
Romorantin-Lanthenay
Coordinates: 47°21′32″N 1°44′37″E / 47.3589°N 1.7436°E / 47.3589; 1.7436Coordinates: 47°21′32″N 1°44′37″E / 47.3589°N 1.7436°E / 47.3589; 1.7436
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentLoir-et-Cher
ArrondissementRomorantin-Lanthenay
CantonRomorantin-Lanthenay
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jeanny Lorgeoux[1]
Area
1
45.31 km2 (17.49 sq mi)
Population
(Jan. 2018)[2]
17,871
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
41194 /41200
Elevation84–121 m (276–397 ft)
(avg. 88 m or 289 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Romorantin-Lanthenay (French pronunciation: [ʁɔmɔʁɑ̃tɛ̃ lɑ̃tnɛ] (About this soundlisten)), commonly known as Romorantin, is a commune and town in the Loir-et-Cher department in the administrative region of Centre-Val de Loire, France.

It's located in the natural region of Sologne.

History

The current commune is the result of the merger, on 29 May 1961, of the former communes of Romorantin and Lanthenay.

Transportation

Romorantin is served by the A85 autoroute and the TER Centre regional rail network (Chemin de Fer du Blanc-Argent).

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17935,872—    
18066,320+7.6%
18216,970+10.3%
18316,985+0.2%
18417,259+3.9%
18518,062+11.1%
18617,642−5.2%
18727,602−0.5%
18818,010+5.4%
18917,812−2.5%
19018,130+4.1%
19118,102−0.3%
YearPop.±%
19217,754−4.3%
19317,550−2.6%
19467,900+4.6%
19548,040+1.8%
196211,777+46.5%
196814,096+19.7%
197516,719+18.6%
198217,692+5.8%
199017,865+1.0%
199918,350+2.7%
200617,572−4.2%
201417,459−0.6%

Personalities

  • Martha Broissier was made famous around the year of 1578 for her feigned demonic possession.

Sites and tourism

The city hosts the Museum of Sologne. Sologne is a region in North-Central France, well known for its forest.

Sport

Between 6 July and 22 July 2007 Sologne Aerodrome was used for the Women's World Gliding Championships.[3]

Romorantin was home to former French automobile firm Matra.

Every year during the last weekend in October, a gastronomy festival is held in Romorantin. First held in 1978, "Les Journées Gastronomiques de Sologne" now attracts around 13,000 visitors.

Davy Jeanney, a two-time winner in the World Rallycross Championship, lives in Romorantin-Lanthenay.

Twin towns

Romorantin-Lanthenay is twinned with:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ http://www.wwgc2007.org/

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