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Coordinates: 48°51′20″N 1°26′25″E / 48.8555555556°N 1.44027777778°E / 48.8555555556; 1.44027777778

Commune of Anet

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Location
Anet is located in France
Anet
Administration
Country France
Region Centre
Department Eure-et-Loir
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Dreux
Canton Canton of Anet (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes Val d'Eure et Vesgre
Mayor Olivier Marleix
(2008–2012)
Statistics
Elevation 57–132 m (190–430 ft)
Land area1 7.85 km2 (3.03 sq mi)
Population2 2,633  (2006)
 - Density 335 /km2 (870 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 28007/ 28260
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Anet is a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France. It is situated between the rivers Eure and Vègre, 16 km (10 miles) northeast of Dreux by rail. Pop. (1906) 1324.

It possesses the remains of a magnificent castle, the Château d'Anet built in the middle of the 16th century by Henry II. for Diana of Poitiers. Near it is the plain of Ivry-la-Bataille, where Henry IV. defeated the armies of the Catholic League in 1590.

Heraldry

Arms of Anet

The arms of Anet are blazoned :
Azure, an inescutcheon argent within an orle within in orle 8 crosslets Or. dimidiated (i.e. just the half of these) with the following arms impaled (i.e. the whole arms compressed) Quarterly 1&4: Azure, 6 bezants and a chief Or; 2: Azure semy de lys Or, on a sinister canton argent 3 crescents gules arranged 1 & 2; 3: Per fess dancetty argent and sable.

References

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Coordinates: 48°51′20″N 1°26′25″E / 48.8555555556°N 1.44027777778°E / 48.8555555556; 1.44027777778

Anet

Anet
File:Blason ville fr Anet (Eure-et-Loir).svg

Anet
Administration
CountryFrance
Region
Department
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Dreux
Canton Canton of Anet (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes Val d'Eure et Vesgre
Mayor Olivier Marleix
(2008–2012)
Statistics
Elevation Template:Convert/–
Land area1 7.85 km2 (3.03 sq mi)
Population2 2,633  (2006)
 - Density 335 /km2 (870 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 28007/ 28260
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Anet is a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France. It is situated between the rivers Eure and Vègre, 16 km (10 miles) northeast of Dreux by rail. Pop. (1906) 1324.

It possesses the remains of a magnificent castle, the Château d'Anet built in the middle of the 16th century by Henry II. for Diana of Poitiers. Near it is the plain of Ivry-la-Bataille, where Henry IV. defeated the armies of the Catholic League in 1590.

Heraldry

The arms of Anet are blazoned :
Azure, an inescutcheon argent within an orle within in orle 8 crosslets Or. dimidiated (i.e. just the half of these) with the following arms impaled (i.e. the whole arms compressed) Quarterly 1&4: Azure, 6 bezants and a chief Or; 2: Azure semy de lys Or, on a sinister canton argent 3 crescents gules arranged 1 & 2; 3: Per fess dancetty argent and sable.

References

  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (Eleventh ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

ANET, a town of northern France, in the department of Eure-et-Loir, situated between the rivers Eure and Vegre, 10 m. N.E. of Dreux by rail. Pop. (1906) 1324. It possesses the remains of a magnificent castle, built in the middle of the 16th century by Henry II. for Diana of Poitiers. Near it is the plain of Ivry, where Henry IV. defeated the armies of the League in 1590.


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