Thouaré-sur-Loire

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Thouaré-sur-Loire
Coordinates: 47°16′06″N1°26′22″W / 47.2683°N 1.4394°W / 47.2683; -1.4394 Coordinates: 47°16′06″N1°26′22″W / 47.2683°N 1.4394°W / 47.2683; -1.4394
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Nantes
Canton Carquefou
Intercommunality Nantes Métropole
Government
  MayorSerge Mounier
Area
1
12.76 km2 (4.93 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01) [1]
10,025
  Density790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
44204 /44470
Elevation1–73 m (3.3–239.5 ft)
(avg. 13 m or 43 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Thouaré-sur-Loire (Breton “Tarvieg”) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.

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Origin of the name

The origins of Thouaré are not certain. According to certain hypotheses, the foundation of the city was due to a Roman legionnaire by the name of Taurus or Tauraicus, who had been given a rich villa in the area. Another is that it is due to a Celtic god, worshipped in this part of Gaul, by the name of Taur.

The name of Thouaré appears for the first time in the chart of Louis le Gros in 1123. His orthography differs due to successive editors: Thoaré, Thoyré, Touaré, Thoaret, Thoairé, then finally Thouaré.

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2017". INSEE . Retrieved 6 January 2020.