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Nemours

Nemours
Castle of Nemours
Castle of Nemours
Location of Nemours
Nemours is located in France
Nemours
Nemours
Nemours is located in Île-de-France (region)
Nemours
Nemours
Coordinates: 48°16′03″N 2°41′49″E / 48.2674°N 2.697°E / 48.2674; 2.697
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentSeine-et-Marne
ArrondissementFontainebleau
CantonNemours
Government
 • Mayor (2017–2020) Anne-Marie Marchand (LR)
Area
1
10.83 km2 (4.18 sq mi)
Population
(2015)2
13,358
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
77333 /77140
Elevation57–133 m (187–436 ft)
(avg. 62 m or 203 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.

Nemours is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

Geography

Nemours is located on the Loing and its canal, c. 42 km (26 mi) south of Melun, on the Paris-Lyon railway.

History

Nemours is supposed to derive its name from the woods (nemora) in the midst of which it formerly stood, and discoveries of Gallo-Roman remains indicate its early origin. It was captured by the English in 1420, but derives its historical importance rather from the lordship (afterwards duchy) to which it gave its name. In 1585 a treaty revoking previous concessions to the Protestants was concluded at Nemours between Catherine de' Medici and the Guises.

Sights

The church, which dates mainly from the sixteenth century, has a handsome wooden spire. The feudal castle, erected around 1120 was turned into a museum in the 20th century. It has a central keep with four rounded towers.

A statue of the mathematician Bézout (d. 1783), a native of the town, was erected in 1885.

In the vicinity is a group of fine sandstone rocks, and sand is extensively quarried.

Demographics

Inhabitants are called Nemouriens.

People

Nemours was the birthplace of:

Twin towns

The castle and the church bordering the Loing river

See also

References

  • INSEE
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Nemours". Encyclopædia Britannica. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 371.

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