Clisson

Clisson
Commune
Église Notre Dame
Coat of arms of Clisson
Location of Clisson
Clisson is located in France
Clisson
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Clisson is located in Pays de la Loire
Clisson
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Coordinates: 47°05′16″N 1°16′57″W / 47.0878°N 1.2825°W / 47.0878; -1.2825Coordinates: 47°05′16″N 1°16′57″W / 47.0878°N 1.2825°W / 47.0878; -1.2825
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Nantes
Canton Clisson
Intercommunality Clisson Sèvre et Maine Agglo
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Xavier Bonnet
Area
1
11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
7,399
 • Density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
44043 /44190
Elevation 7–71 m (23–233 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Clisson (French pronunciation: [klisɔ̃] (About this soundlisten); Breton: Klison), is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.

It is situated at the confluence of the Sèvre Nantaise and the Moine 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Nantes (reachable by rail).

The town and the celebrated family of Clisson (the most famous members are Olivier IV de Clisson and Jeanne de Clisson) take their name from their stronghold. Clisson has its imposing ruins, parts of which date from the thirteenth century. The town and castle, the château de Clisson, were destroyed in 1792 and 1793 during the War in the Vendée.

Afterwards, the sculptor François-Frédéric Lemot bought the castle, and the town was rebuilt in the early part of the 19th century according to his plans. There are picturesque parks on the banks of the rivers. The Moine is crossed by an old gothic bridge and by a fine modern viaduct.

Population

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 3,144 —    
1806 2,208 −29.8%
1821 2,066 −6.4%
1831 2,432 +17.7%
1841 2,759 +13.4%
1851 2,748 −0.4%
1861 2,829 +2.9%
1872 2,812 −0.6%
1881 2,900 +3.1%
1891 2,916 +0.6%
1901 2,820 −3.3%
1911 2,760 −2.1%
Year Pop. ±%
1921 2,765 +0.2%
1931 2,770 +0.2%
1946 3,185 +15.0%
1954 3,447 +8.2%
1962 3,719 +7.9%
1968 4,179 +12.4%
1975 4,537 +8.6%
1982 4,959 +9.3%
1990 5,495 +10.8%
1999 5,932 +8.0%
2007 6,691 +12.8%
2017 7,187 +7.4%

Culture

The Hellfest music festival has taken place outside the town since 2006.

International relations

Clisson is twinned with:

See also

References

  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Clisson". Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 531.

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