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Mirebeau is a commune in the Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France.

Mirebeau
Coat of arms of Mirebeau
Coat of arms
Location of Mirebeau
Mirebeau is located in France
Mirebeau
Mirebeau
Mirebeau is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Mirebeau
Mirebeau
Coordinates: 46°47′09″N 0°10′57″E / 46.7858°N 0.1825°E / 46.7858; 0.1825Coordinates: 46°47′09″N 0°10′57″E / 46.7858°N 0.1825°E / 46.7858; 0.1825
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentVienne
ArrondissementPoitiers
CantonMigné-Auxances
IntercommunalityMirebalais
Government
 • MayorDaniel Girardeau
Area
1
13.84 km2 (5.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,248
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
86160 /86110
Elevation89–158 m (292–518 ft)
(avg. 152 m or 499 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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HistoryEdit

Fulk Nerra (970-1040), Count of Anjou conquered Mirebeau and built a castle there. His son, Geoffrey of Anjou, defeated William VI, Duke of Aquitaine and Count of Poitou at the battle of Moncontour on September 20, 1033, and from that date Mirebeau belonged to the county of Anjou until 1790, and the replacement of the old provinces by departements during the French revolution.

In mid-July 1202, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine was blocked there by the army of the King of France commanded by Arthur, Duke of Brittany, a grandson of Eleanor's. The latter took the city, and was about to storm the castle when Eleanor managed to flee, rescued by the arrival of her son John, King of England on August 1. John, attacking from the rear, annihilated Arthur's troops and captured his nephew, whom he would kill in prison in April 1203 (one of the versions of the death of Arthur). Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany sister of Arthur was also supposed to be captured in this battle as well and would never be released.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population of Mirebeau
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population2072214222702379229922542256

Twin townsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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