Sablé-sur-Sarthe

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Sablé-sur-Sarthe
The town hall of Sablé in Raphaël Élizé square.
The town hall of Sablé in Raphaël Élizé square.
Coat of arms of Sablé-sur-Sarthe
Coat of arms
Location of Sablé-sur-Sarthe
Sablé-sur-Sarthe is located in France
Sablé-sur-Sarthe
Sablé-sur-Sarthe
Sablé-sur-Sarthe is located in Pays de la Loire
Sablé-sur-Sarthe
Sablé-sur-Sarthe
Coordinates: 47°51′02″N 0°19′45″W / 47.8505°N 0.3292°W / 47.8505; -0.3292Coordinates: 47°51′02″N 0°19′45″W / 47.8505°N 0.3292°W / 47.8505; -0.3292
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentSarthe
ArrondissementLa Flèche
CantonSablé-sur-Sarthe
IntercommunalitySablé-sur-Sarthe
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Marc Joulaud
Area
1
36.92 km2 (14.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
12,879
 • Density350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
72264 /72300
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Sablé-sur-Sarthe, commonly referred to as Sablé, is a commune in the Sarthe department, in the Pays de la Loire region, in western France. It is about 50 km northeast of Angers.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
200612,602—    
200712,579−0.2%
200812,347−1.8%
200912,399+0.4%
201012,466+0.5%
201112,324−1.1%
201212,510+1.5%
201312,575+0.5%
201412,508−0.5%
201512,496−0.1%
201612,350−1.2%

Geography[edit]

The Vaige forms part of the commune's north-western border, flows southwards through the middle of the commune, then flows into the Sarthe River in the town of Sablé-sur-Sarthe.

History[edit]

François Fillon was mayor of Sablé from 1983 to 2001.

Tourism[edit]

The town is a hub for river cruising along the Sarthe. There is a festival of baroque music every August.[2]

Industry[edit]

From 2010 to 2015, the motor car firm Venturi had a factory at Sablé-sur-Sarthe.[3][4][5]

Points of interest[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ FesTival de sablé, édition 2018 at lentracte-sable.fr, Accessed 28 April 2018
  3. ^ Menuet, Cédric (19 March 2015). "Sarthe: Venturi ferme son usine de Sablé-sur-Sarthe". Le Journal des Entreprises (in French). Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Venturi Eclectic, an electrical city-dweller". DriveHomeSafe. Archived from the original on 15 June 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  5. ^ Garlitos, Kirby (25 June 2015). "Voxan Wattman electric motorcycle goes by the wayside". TopSpeed. Retrieved 12 April 2018.

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