Thouaré-sur-Loire

Thouaré-sur-Loire (Breton “Tarvieg”) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.

Thouaré-sur-Loire
The church of Saint-Vincent
The church of Saint-Vincent
Coat of arms of Thouaré-sur-Loire
Coat of arms
Location of Thouaré-sur-Loire
Thouaré-sur-Loire is located in France
Thouaré-sur-Loire
Thouaré-sur-Loire
Thouaré-sur-Loire is located in Pays de la Loire
Thouaré-sur-Loire
Thouaré-sur-Loire
Coordinates: 47°16′06″N 1°26′22″W / 47.2683°N 1.4394°W / 47.2683; -1.4394Coordinates: 47°16′06″N 1°26′22″W / 47.2683°N 1.4394°W / 47.2683; -1.4394
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentLoire-Atlantique
ArrondissementNantes
CantonCarquefou
IntercommunalityNantes Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Martine Oger
Area
1
12.76 km2 (4.93 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
10,261
 • Density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
44204 /44470
Elevation1–73 m (3.3–239.5 ft)
(avg. 13 m or 43 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Origin of the nameEdit

The origins of Thouaré are not certain. According to certain hypotheses, the foundation of the city was due to a Roman legionnaire by the name of Taurus or Tauraicus, who had been given a rich villa in the area. Another is that it is due to a Celtic god, worshipped in this part of Gaul, by the name of Taur.

The name of Thouaré appears for the first time in the chart of Louis the Fat in 1123. Its orthography differs due to successive editors: Thoaré, Thoyré, Touaré, Thoaret, Thoairé, then finally Thouaré.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.