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Cinq-Mars-la-Pile is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.

Cinq-Mars-la-Pile
The Pile, a Gallo-Roman tower
The Pile, a Gallo-Roman tower
Coat of arms of Cinq-Mars-la-Pile
Coat of arms
Location of Cinq-Mars-la-Pile
Cinq-Mars-la-Pile is located in France
Cinq-Mars-la-Pile
Cinq-Mars-la-Pile
Cinq-Mars-la-Pile is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Cinq-Mars-la-Pile
Cinq-Mars-la-Pile
Coordinates: 47°20′54″N 0°27′45″E / 47.3483°N 0.4625°E / 47.3483; 0.4625Coordinates: 47°20′54″N 0°27′45″E / 47.3483°N 0.4625°E / 47.3483; 0.4625
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre-et-Loire
ArrondissementChinon
CantonLangeais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Gouzy
Area
1
20.11 km2 (7.76 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,558
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
37077 /37130
Elevation37–101 m (121–331 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
17931,200—    
18001,187−1.1%
18061,102−7.2%
18211,270+15.2%
18311,626+28.0%
18361,690+3.9%
18411,728+2.2%
18462,200+27.3%
18511,889−14.1%
18561,822−3.5%
18611,999+9.7%
18661,980−1.0%
18721,962−0.9%
18762,054+4.7%
18812,152+4.8%
18862,136−0.7%
18912,058−3.7%
18962,003−2.7%
19012,110+5.3%
19061,941−8.0%
19111,799−7.3%
19211,791−0.4%
19261,837+2.6%
19311,731−5.8%
19361,613−6.8%
19461,850+14.7%
19542,110+14.1%
19622,080−1.4%
19682,032−2.3%
19751,955−3.8%
19822,196+12.3%
19902,370+7.9%
19992,621+10.6%
20063,124+19.2%
20093,333+6.7%

SightsEdit

  • Pile of Cinq-Mars: the town derives its name from a thirty metres high, brick Roman tower perched on the hillside. It is remarkably well preserved. This is the highest funeral stack in Gaul (the other buildings are located in Aquitaine). In 2005, excavations unearthed remains of a monumental terrace with a remains of a building and a statue of a captive Oriental. The complex has been dated to the late second century or early third, seems to confirm it as a monument to a funeral pyre or pile. This aspect of the mausoleum suggests that it is a monument marking the grave of a dignitary of the Tours area, perhaps high-ranking military[1].
  • Monument in honour of Robert H. Dunlap, General U.S. Marine who was killed in May 1931 while trying to rescue a woman in a landslide in the village. A veteran of the First World War he was in France to follow lectures at Military College. It is one of six memorials in the series "Borne de la Terre sacrée" by the sculptor and former soldier of the First World War, Deblaize Gaston.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.