Bouère

Bouère is a commune in the Mayenne department in northwestern France.

Bouère
The church in Bouère
The church in Bouère
Location of Bouère
Bouère is located in France
Bouère
Bouère
Bouère is located in Pays de la Loire
Bouère
Bouère
Coordinates: 47°51′50″N 0°28′38″W / 47.8639°N 0.4772°W / 47.8639; -0.4772Coordinates: 47°51′50″N 0°28′38″W / 47.8639°N 0.4772°W / 47.8639; -0.4772
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentMayenne
ArrondissementChâteau-Gontier
CantonMeslay-du-Maine
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jacky Chauveau
Area
1
42.54 km2 (16.42 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2017)[1]
1,090
 • Density26/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
53036 /53290
Elevation41–117 m (135–384 ft)
(avg. 81 m or 266 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

Situated 35 km (22 mi) from Laval, 54 km (34 mi) from Angers, and 70 km (43 mi) from Le Mans in the southeast of today's Mayenne department, Bouère historically lay within the territories of Angevin Mayenne, which formed part of Anjou.

Local quarries supplied a proportion of the marble used in the construction of the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur and Saint-Lazare railway station in Paris.

AdministrationEdit

List of successive mayors

Beginning End Name Party
2008 2014 Jacky Chauveau
1978 2008 Claude Bucher
1906 Chemin
1896 Beauplet
1880 1896 Foucher
1870 1880 Bachlier
1855 1870 Sesboué
1850 Godivier
1840 Sesboué
1836 Tonnelier
1830 1836 Chamaret
1827 1830 Oger
1821 1824 Louis Joachim du Bois Jourdan
1801 1804 Tonnelier
1800 Jamin
1791 1795 René Sesboué

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962993—    
19681,149+15.7%
19751,030−10.4%
1982911−11.6%
1990857−5.9%
1999907+5.8%
2004921+1.5%
20091,027+11.5%

SightsEdit

  • Romanesque church (11th/12th century restored in the 19th century)
  • Communal cemetery (registered with the additional inventory of the historic buildings)
  • Votive vault 1871
  • Castle of Bois-Jourdan 16th/17th century and dependences
  • Castle of the Vézousière 18th century
  • Castle of Rochers 19th century
  • Castle of the Sevaudière 19th century
  • Castle of Daviers 19th century

PersonalitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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