Sorigny (French pronunciation: [sɔʁiɲi] (listen)) is a French commune in the Indre-et-Loire department, Centre-Val de Loire.

Sorigny
The church of Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens, in Sorigny
The church of Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens, in Sorigny
Coat of arms of Sorigny
Location of Sorigny
Sorigny is located in France
Sorigny
Sorigny
Sorigny is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Sorigny
Sorigny
Coordinates: 47°14′33″N 0°41′46″E / 47.2425°N 0.6961°E / 47.2425; 0.6961Coordinates: 47°14′33″N 0°41′46″E / 47.2425°N 0.6961°E / 47.2425; 0.6961
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre-et-Loire
ArrondissementTours
CantonMonts
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Alain Esnault[1]
Area
1
43.43 km2 (16.77 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
2,752
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
37250 /37250
Elevation68–123 m (223–404 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Sorigny has been twinned with the village of Box, in Wiltshire, Great Britain, since 2016.

HistoryEdit

It is a parish that was confirmed in March 1031 by a charter of Robert II of France. It was formerly divided into two fiefs.

HydrographyEdit

The municipal hydrographic network, with a total length of 31.09 km, includes two notable rivers, the Bourdin (3.075 km) and the Montison (2.731 km), and ten small rivers that flow at certain times.

The Bourdin, with a total length of 14.8 km, rises in the commune of Louans and flows into the Indre at Veigné after crossing five communes.

TransportEdit

Transport in Sorigny is managed by the Centre-Val de Loire region and trains are operated by Transdev Touraine on the Rémi rail network. There are links between Tours and Sorigny via lines G, H, H1 and H2.

EconomyEdit

In 2018, the commune planned to establish a "brand village" on 20 hectares of its territory, near the A10 autoroute. Sorigny belongs to the Touraine Indre Valley community of towns (Communauté de communes Touraine Vallée de l'Indre).

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,350—    
18001,241−8.1%
18061,366+10.1%
18211,428+4.5%
18311,564+9.5%
18361,617+3.4%
18411,513−6.4%
18461,602+5.9%
18511,507−5.9%
18561,462−3.0%
18611,403−4.0%
18661,340−4.5%
18721,271−5.1%
18761,226−3.5%
18811,125−8.2%
18861,077−4.3%
18911,142+6.0%
18961,080−5.4%
YearPop.±%
19011,067−1.2%
19061,090+2.2%
19111,077−1.2%
1921994−7.7%
19261,072+7.8%
19311,084+1.1%
19361,105+1.9%
19461,168+5.7%
19541,227+5.1%
19621,178−4.0%
19681,256+6.6%
19751,313+4.5%
19821,520+15.8%
19901,637+7.7%
19991,923+17.5%
20062,091+8.7%
20092,145+2.6%

Notable residentsEdit

Town twinningEdit

  •   Box, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Notable buildings and monumentsEdit

  • Église romane Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens (Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens Church), built in the 11th century and rebuilt in 1866 by Étienne Guérin Charles Gustavus.
  • Château de Longue Plaine (Longue-Plaine Castle), built in the 19th century except for two towers that are from the 15th and 16th centuries.
  • Le Monument aux Morts (The War Memorial) of 1914–1918, made by the sculptor Marcel Gaumont and the architect Maurice Boille.
  • Aérodrome de Tours (Aerodrome of Tours) in Sorigny.

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.