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Coordinates: 48°16′03″N 2°41′49″E / 48.2674265°N 2.6969719°E / 48.2674265; 2.6969719

Commune of Nemours
Nemours tour.JPG
Castle of Nemours

Location
Nemours is located in France
Nemours
Administration
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Fontainebleau
Canton Nemours
Mayor Valérie Lacroute (UMP)
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 57–133 m (190–440 ft)
(avg. 62 m/200 ft)
Land area1 10.83 km2 (4.18 sq mi)
Population2 12,587  (2006)
 - Density 1,162 /km2 (3,010 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 77333/ 77140
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.

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

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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

See also

References

External links

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

NEMOURS, a town of northern France, in the department of Seine-et-Marne, on the Loing and its canal, 26 m. S. of Melun, on the Paris-Lyon railway. Pop. (1906) 4814. The church, which dates mainly from the 16th century, has a handsome wooden spire, and there is a feudal castle. A statue of the mathematician Bezout (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. 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.


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