Vihiers

Vihiers (French pronunciation: [vije] (About this soundlisten)) is a former commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Lys-Haut-Layon.[2]

Vihiers
Coat of arms of Vihiers
Location of Vihiers
Vihiers is located in France
Vihiers
Vihiers
Vihiers is located in Pays de la Loire
Vihiers
Vihiers
Coordinates: 47°08′50″N 0°31′57″W / 47.1472°N 0.5325°W / 47.1472; -0.5325Coordinates: 47°08′50″N 0°31′57″W / 47.1472°N 0.5325°W / 47.1472; -0.5325
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentMaine-et-Loire
ArrondissementCholet
CantonCholet-2
CommuneLys-Haut-Layon
Area
1
59.7 km2 (23.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
2,255
 • Density38/km2 (98/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vihiersois, Vihiersoise
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
49310
Elevation52–211 m (171–692 ft)
Websitehttp://www.vihiers.fr/
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

Vihiers is around 30 km south of Angers, around 30 km northeast of Cholet, and around 80 km east of Nantes.

TransportEdit

Main road D960 skirts the village. Local bus company Anjou bus runs occasional services from Angers.[3]

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Téléchargement du fichier d'ensemble des populations légales en 2017, INSEE
  2. ^ Arrêté préfectoral Archived February 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine 18 December 2015
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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