Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire

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Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
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Bridge over the river Loire in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
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Location of Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
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Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
Coordinates: 47°24′44″N2°55′39″E / 47.4122°N 2.9275°E / 47.4122; 2.9275 Coordinates: 47°24′44″N2°55′39″E / 47.4122°N 2.9275°E / 47.4122; 2.9275
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Nièvre
Arrondissement Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
Canton Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
Intercommunality Cœur de Loire
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Daniel Gillonnier
Area
1
53.30 km2 (20.58 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019) [1]
9,589
  Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
58086 /58200
Elevation138–252 m (453–827 ft)
(avg. 148 m or 486 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire (French pronunciation:  [kon kuʁ syʁ lwaʁ] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France. The commune was formed in 1973 by the merger of the former communes Cosne-sur-Loire and Cours. [2]

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Geography

Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire lies on the right bank of the Loire at its confluence with the Nohain, about 50 km northwest of Nevers. [3] Cosne-sur-Loire station has rail connections to Nevers, Montargis and Paris. The A77 autoroute (Montargis–Nevers) passes east of the town.

History

Cosne is mentioned in the 3rd-century Antonine Itinerary under the name of Condate, but it was not until the Middle Ages that it rose into importance as a military post. In the 12th century the bishop of Auxerre and the Count of Nevers agreed to a division of the supremacy over the town and its territory. [3]

Demographics

At the 1999 census, the population was 11,399. On 1 January 2018, the estimate was 9,741.

Notable buildings

The church of St Aignan is a building of the 12th century, restored in the 16th and 18th centuries. The only portions in the Romanesque style are the apse and the north-west portal. It formerly belonged to a Benedictine priory depending on the abbey of La Charité. [3]

Notable residents

International relations

Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire is twinned with:

Eden cinema in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire town centre. Eden Cinema.jpg
Éden cinema in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire town centre.

See also

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Arrondissements of the Nièvre department

The 4 arrondissements of the Nièvre department are:

  1. Arrondissement of Château-Chinon (Ville), with 80 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 28,291 in 2016.
  2. Arrondissement of Clamecy, with 84 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 21,364 in 2016.
  3. Arrondissement of Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire, with 63 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 43,893 in 2016.
  4. Arrondissement of Nevers, with 82 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 115,613 in 2016.
Arrondissement of Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire Arrondissement in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

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The following is a list of the 17 cantons of the Nièvre department, in France, following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015:

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A77 autoroute

The A77 autoroute is a motorway in central France. The road starts at the hamlet of Rosiers in Seine-et-Marne and finishes to the south of Nevers in Nièvre. It is also known as the l'Arbre - the motorway of the Tree.

Tracy-sur-Loire Commune in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

Tracy-sur-Loire is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France. Tracy-Sancerre station has rail connections to Nevers, Cosne-sur-Loire and Paris.

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Garchizy is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France. Garchizy station has rail connections to Nevers and Cosne-sur-Loire.

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La Marche, Nièvre Commune in Nièvre, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

La Marche is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France. La Marche station has rail connections to Nevers and Cosne-sur-Loire.

Mesves-sur-Loire Commune in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

Mesves-sur-Loire is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France.

Pougues-les-Eaux Commune in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

Pougues-les-Eaux is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France. Pougues-les-Eaux station has rail connections to Nevers, Cosne-sur-Loire and Paris.

Pouilly-sur-Loire Commune in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

Pouilly-sur-Loire is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France.

Tronsanges Commune in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

Tronsanges is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France. Tronsanges station has rail connections to Nevers and Cosne-sur-Loire.

Varennes-Vauzelles Commune in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

Varennes-Vauzelles is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France. It is a northwestern suburb of Nevers. Vauzelles station has rail connections to Nevers and Cosne-sur-Loire.

The canton of Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire is an administrative division of the Nièvre department, central France. It was created at the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015. Its seat is in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire.

The Nohain is a river in the Nièvre département in central France. It is 47.3 kilometres (29.4 mi) long.

References

  1. "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  2. INSEE commune file
  3. 1 2 3 Wikisource-logo.svg One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain : Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cosne". Encyclopædia Britannica . Vol. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 217.
  4. "British towns twinned with French towns [via WaybackMachine.com]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20.