Tigné

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Tigné
Coordinates: 47°12′05″N0°25′38″W / 47.2014°N 0.4272°W / 47.2014; -0.4272 Coordinates: 47°12′05″N0°25′38″W / 47.2014°N 0.4272°W / 47.2014; -0.4272
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Maine-et-Loire
Arrondissement Cholet
Canton Cholet-2
Commune Lys-Haut-Layon
Area
1
16.78 km2 (6.48 sq mi)
Population
 (2017) [1]
770
  Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Tignéen, Tignéenne
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
49540
Elevation37–98 m (121–322 ft)
(avg. 59 m or 194 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Tigné is a small village, administratively a former commune, in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France. On January 1, 2016 it became a delegated commune within the new commune of Lys-Haut-Layon. [2] Wines produced in the commune carry the protected name Coteaux-du-Layon.

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Geography

The commune is traversed by the river Layon on its north side. The river creates a natural boundary with the neighboring village, Martigné-Briand. It is located in the "Couloir du Layon", a geographical area composed of winelands along the Layon river, a tributary of the Loire. Attached administratively to Saumur, Tigné borders the Pays des Mauges and the Saumurois.

Population

The village currently has about 770 inhabitants.

Cultural and architectural heritage

Buildings in Tigné classified as Historical Monuments:

Other buildings of historical and cultural interest:

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