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Coordinates: 46°27′00″N 4°50′37″E / 46.45°N 4.84361111111°E / 46.45; 4.84361111111

Commune of Viré

Location
Viré is located in France
Viré
Administration
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Mâcon
Canton Lugny
Intercommunality Mâconnais–Val de Saône
Mayor Jean-Paul Surgand
Statistics
Elevation 177–441 m (580–1,450 ft)
(avg. 220 m/720 ft)
Land area1 11.28 km2 (4.36 sq mi)
Population2 1,110  (2006)
 - Density 98 /km2 (250 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 71584/ 71260
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.

Viré is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.

Wine

Vineyards of Viré are part of the appellation d'origine contrôlée Viré-Clessé, which is used for white wines from Chardonnay grapes. Before 1999, the wines used to be called Mâcon-Viré.

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Coordinates: 48°50′19″N 0°53′21″W / 48.8386111111°N 0.889166666667°W / 48.8386111111; -0.889166666667

Commune of Vire


Vire from the place du Château
Location

Vire
Administration
CountryFrance
Region Basse-Normandie
Department Calvados
(sous-préfecture)
Arrondissement Vire (chef-lieu)
Canton Vire (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Vire
Mayor Jean-Yves Cousin
(2008-2014)
Statistics
Elevation Template:Convert/–
(avg. 134 m/440 ft)
Land area1 22.50 km2 (8.69 sq mi)
Population2 12,815  (1999)
 - Density 570 /km² (1,500 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 14762/ 14500
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.

Vire is a commune and the seat of a canton of the Calvados département in the Basse-Normandie region of France.

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Geography

The town is located near the Vire River.

Administration

Vire amalgamated two communes in 19 years:

  • Neuville in 1953
  • Saint-Martin-de-Tallevende in 1972, (old INSEE code: 14631), a partner with a population of 1,117 inhabitants in 1999.

Gastronomy

Communes of the canton include

  • Vaudry
  • Saint Germain de Tallevende

Twins

Vire is twinned with:

Noted residents

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Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Vire.









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